Memorial to Generals Gott and Campbell

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Reference WMO/272274


The Royal Memorial Chapel

Royal Military Academy Sandhurst


GU15 4PQ


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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Timber Oak
Lettering: Painted
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Tribute to Lieutenant General W H E "Strafer" Gott CB, CBE, DSO, MC, commander of the 8th Army killed when the aircreaft he was travelling in was shot down on 7th August 1942 and his friend Major General J C "Jock" Campbell Commander 7th Armoured Division killed in a road accident 26th February 1942. The original memorial was inscribed in Cairo Cathedral in 1945.
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"To the glory of God and in lasting memory of two soldierswhose friendship greatly added to their strength" "Lieutenant General William Henry Ewart Gott CB, CBE, DSO, MC Killed in action on the 7th August 1942 in the Western Desert. To a great commander and true friend a tribute of admiration and devotion from the 1st Battalion The King's Royal Rifle Corps" "Major General John Charles "Jock" Campbell VC, DSO, MC Killed on active service on the 26th February 1942 in the Western Desert. To a gallant and inspired leader from his comrades in The Royal Horse Artillery." "And their story lives on far away without visible symbol woven into the stuff of other men's lives." "This memorial first inscribed in Cairo Cathedral is here repeated in the Royal Military Memorial Chapel."

Lt Gen W H E Gott CB, CBE, DSO, MC Maj Gen J C Campbell VC, DSO, MC

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