Malcolm Campbell


Service: Royal Navy

Unit: HMS Orlando - Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

Rank: Sub Lieutenant

Born in the Kelvin district of Glasgow in 1904, Malcolm was the son of Malcolm Campbell and Mary Brown Campbell and husband of Helen Munro Campbell (née Carruthers) of Whitecraigs, Renfrewshire. He died as the result of an accident at HMS Orlando on 12th August 1940 aged 36 and is buried in Glasgow Necropolis - grave reference 124. At the time of his death he was Chairman of Malcolm Campbell Ltd., fruit and vegetable retailers.

HMS Orlando was a shore base within Navy House, Greenock, which was the World War II Headquarters Flag Officer Clyde, located in Clarence St, Greenock.  It was something of a secret base as it was used for intelligence and gunnery training, as well as being close to the submarine pens on the Clyde. It may also have been a Royal Navy Medical Unit or Hospital


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Image reproduced by permission of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission