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Donald John Campbell

Donald John Campbell

Donald John Campbell (born 1907) was a son of John Campbell and Catherine Morrison, 2 Gravir. 

He enrolled with the Royal Naval Reserve, S/N A12788, B7901 and C7080,  on August 14, 1925. Donald John was a fisherman on Buckie, Peterhead, Banff and  Stornoway fishing boats, including the Excel, the Mary Jane, the Olive Branch and the White Clover, from 1925-1936. He worked ashore until 1938 when he joined the Merchant Navy. Donald John travelled to Brazil on SS 148158, to Australia on the SS Karamea and the SS Maimoa, SS Jarvis Bay  and the SS Rotorua and to the River Plate on SS Normanstar.

Donald John was Mobilised on February 2, 1940, allocated to Boom Defence, and served in the  Royal Navy based at HMS Actaeon, HMS Europa and HMS Nile.

In Camlachie, Glasgow, in 1948, he married Catherine Montgomery, 4 Gravir.

Donald John was lost at sea.


Title: Donald John Campbell
Record Type: People
Gaelic Name: Dòmhnall Iain Iain Ruairidh
Date of Birth: 31-03-1907
Date of Marriage: 1948
Occupation: Fisherman, Royal Naval Reservist, Merchant Navy, Royal Navy
Sex: Male
Bk Reference: CEP 46
Record Maintained By: CEP
Subject Id: 1103