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Joan Campbell


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Vogue, October 1916. "Miss Joan Campbell has just left England for Red Cross work in France. Last year her only brother was killed in action in Mesopotamia."

 

I can't actually track down a possible Campbell brother killed in 1915 in Mesopotamia - mind you, this was my first search with the new format CWGC website ... 

 

 

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Vogue image in the public domain afaik

 

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Hi sJ.

 

I think this is your man - https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1656017/campbell,-ivar/

 

http://www.chch.ox.ac.uk/fallen-alumni/captain-ivar-campbell

 

Joan Campbell was born on 5 August 1887.1 She was the daughter of Lord George Granville Campbell and Sybil Lascelles Alexander. She died on 18 July 1960 at age 72, unmarried.
     She held the office of Justice of the Peace (J.P.)

http://thepeerage.com/p2228.htm#i22277

 

 

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Wow, thank you IPT!

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Joan was following the example of her younger sister, Edith, who was married to Douglas Tollemache Anstruther.

 

During the Anstruthers' 14 year divorce and custody battle, Joan seems to have ended up more or less raising Sir Ian Anstruthers, leaving him her estates when she died. https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/alt.obituaries/2N3CkWauy7Q

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"Later in life, he became scared of Porsches, because they went so fast; and he bought a Smart car instead. In this, he liked to drive at 8mph, seeing how long a traffic jam he could cause to build up behind him. He installed a back-window sticker which read, "Actually I do own the road." On family journeys, he was a keen player of the pub-sign game, whereby you win points for numbers of legs - two for "The George" and 16 for "The Coach and Horses". One of his villages had a pub called the White Horse. He commissioned a new pub sign, modelling as the horse's rider - and asked for a small centipede to be painted in the bottom corner." :D

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5 hours ago, IPT said:

 

29 minutes ago, seaJane said:

... "Later in life, he became scared of Porsches,..." :D

 

This is one of those treasured gems that GWF provides now and again! Thanks both! He seems to have been a splendid character! And I do like his idea of a five-day week routine...

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Oh my. Thanks Ray.

 

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