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Colin Campbell

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameColin Herbert•Campbell
Used nameColin•Campbell
Born4 November 1887 in Rocester, Staffordshire, England (GBR)
Died25 August 1955 in Stafford, Staffordshire, England (GBR)
AffiliationsStafford CC, Stafford (GBR)
NOC Great Britain


Colin Campbell was a half-back who played for Stafford, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire and the Midlands before gaining international honours and subsequently being selected for the 1920 Olympics. Originally chosen as a reserve he was, however, selected to play in Britain’s second game, the 12-1 win over hosts Belgium in Antwerp.

Campbell was born into a wealthy family and when he died in 1955 left nearly £123,000 which is the equivalent to nearly £3 million today. His money came from being part of the two family Staffordshire businesses; The Campbell Tile Company and Mintons Chinaware. Mintons was later incorporated into the famous Royal Doulton Company in 1968.

In the 1920s he donated valuable gifts of pottery to the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Colin was born in Rocester near Uttoxeter in Staffordshire which is the home to the famous J C Bamford company’s headquarters. He served in the Royal Field Artillery I in World War One.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Hockey GBR Colin Campbell
Hockey, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 1 Gold