General The Honorable Sir Cecil James Henry Mussen
Campbell
Male
Ireland
1891-05-04
Dublin, Ireland
1952-05-11
Zamalek, Egypt


About

From wikipedia: Cecil Campbell was the second son of Irish peer James Campbell, 1st Baron Glenavy, who served as Attorney-General for Ireland and Lord Chief Justice of Ireland. Cecil was considered the best Irish tennis player of his era. On 23 May 1925 in London, Campbell married Lavender Letts, a fellow tennis player from Essex. She competed for Ireland in the women’s singles at the 1929 Wimbledon Championships, and they competed together in mixed doubles at Wimbledon in 1928 and 1929. Campbell moved to Egypt in 1922, where until 1930 he served as legal secretary to the Financial Adviser to the Egyptian Government. He later became legal counsellor to the British resident in Cairo. In 1933, he became managing director of the Marconi Radio Telephone Company of Egypt, and later chairman of the local board of the Anglo-Egyptian Oilfields. In 1934, Lavender successfully sued for divorce on the grounds of her husband’s adultery with the wife of a British civil servant in Cairo. Cecil remarried the same year. He was named a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George in the 1930 New Year Honours. After his service in the Second World War, he received a knighthood. From 1947 to the time of his death, he was president of the English Chamber of Commerce in Egypt. On 11 May 1952, he was found dead of a gunshot wound at his home in Zamalek, Cairo, after suffering indifferent health for a long time.



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Archive statistics 1913 - 1937
5
52
33


Tournament wins 1927 - International Championships of Egypt - Cairo (Open)
1921 - Hastings and St. Leonard's on Sea (Amateur)
1921 - Cinque Ports Championships (Amateur)
1921 - Irish Championships (Amateur)
1919 - Irish Championships (Amateur)


Tournaments Southern Intercollegiates - 1937 International Championships of Egypt - Cairo - 1931 British Covered Court Championships - 1930 Wimbledon - 1929 Gipsy - 1929 Wimbledon - 1928 Wimbledon - 1927 Wimbledon - 1926 British Hard Court Championships - 1926 British Hard Court Championships - 1924 Wimbledon - 1923 Irish Championships - 1923 Wimbledon - 1922 Hythe - 1922 Wimbledon - 1921 Irish Championships - 1921 Cinque Ports Championships - 1921 Buxton - 1921 Hastings and St. Leonard's on Sea - 1921 Irish Championships - 1919 County Dublin Championships - 1919 East of Ireland Championships - 1914 Irish Championships - 1913

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