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Colin Campbell

Full name: Colin Herbert Campbell
Gender: Male
Born: November 4, 1887 in Rocester, Staffordshire, Great Britain
Died: August 25, 1955 in Stafford, Staffordshire, Great Britain
Affiliations: Stafford CC, Stafford (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Hockey

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


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 Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 32 Antwerpen Hockey Men's Hockey Great Britain GBR 1 Gold

Men's Hockey

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result GP G
1920 Summer 32 Antwerpen Hockey Great Britain GBR Final Standings 1 1920-09-01 1
1920 Summer 32 Antwerpen Hockey Great Britain GBR Round-Robin Match #3 1 1920-09-03 GBR 12, BEL 1 0
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