Land and water speed record-holder. Born Donald Malcolm Campbell, Canbury, Kingston Hill, Surrey. After the death of his father (Sir Malcolm Campbell), he decided to defend his water title and regained it in 1955. He set a land speed record of 403.10 m.p.h. at Lake Eyre, Australia in 1964. Killed attempting to break the water speed record in his craft Bluebird, on Coniston Water, Cumbria.
Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk