"Frederick Alexander Campbell was born in Scotland in April 1849 and came to Natal some time before 1870. In 1873 he accompanied Sir Theophilus Shepstone to King Cetshewayo’s coronation at Ulundi. Also, in 1873, he served in the Langalibalele Expedition into Basutoland. Campbell was a foundation member of the Natal Mounted Police, being one of the first two officers appointed when Major Dartnell raised the force in March 1874.
He was promoted Inspector in 1878 and was awarded the SAGS for the Zulu War (1879), the CGHGS for the Basuto War (1880) and the QSA for the Boer War (1899-1902). In mid 1894 a re-organised and enlarged force, the Natal Police, replaced the Natal Mounted Police: at that stage he was one of five Inspectors.
Inspector Campbell retired from the Corps in 1905 and died in Pietermaritzburg on 26 May 1910."