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Regimental number1899
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
AddressHarris Street, Harris Park, Parramatta, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs S Cameron Harris Street, Harris Park Parramatta, New South Wales
Enlistment date15 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 9 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal (Altered to Military Medal)

Work near Rainecourt on 9 august 1918.
Recommendation date: 23 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 31 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'In the advance of 9th August 1918 near RAINECOURT east of AMIENS, when the troops on the left failed to advance and cover the flank, heavy Machine Gun fire was opened on the flank of his Company in direct enfilade. Sergeant CAMERON took a Lewis Gun section forward, engaged and dispersed the enemy post, thus enabling his Company to advance. Throughout the advance he showed absolute disregard of danger and set a fine example to his platoon.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death22 June 1952

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