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Angus Wallace CAMERON

Regimental number704
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria, Australia
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
Address111 Gilles Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 11"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Beatrice Cameron, 111 Gilles Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date23 November 1914
Place of enlistmentOaklands, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A45 Hessen on 2 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 8 March 1917
Discharge date26 October 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 1 August 1915.

Joined 3rd Light Horse Regiment, Gallipoli, 6 August 1915.

Sick to hospital, 30 August 1915; transferred by HS 'Neuralia' to Malta, 10 September 1915, and admitted to St Andrew's Hospital (dysentery); transferred to London, 21 October 1915, and admitted to King George's Hospital, Stamford Street, London, 29 October 1915.

Embarked A&NZ Base, Weymouth, 22 February 1916, to rejoin Mediterranean Expeditionary Force; disembarked Alexandria from England, 5 March 1916.

Taken on strength, 1st Light Horse Reserve Regiment, 6 March 1916.

Taken on strength, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, Romani, 11 June 1916.

Wounded in action, El Arish, 9 January 1917; admitted to 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 12 January 1917 (gun shot wound, abdomen), and transferred to Hospital Train; admitted to 24th Stationary Hospital, 12 January 1917; transferred to 31st General Hospital, Port Said, 13 January 1917 (gun shot wound, spine); reported 'dangerously ill', 16 January 1917; prounnced 'out of danger', 30 January 1917; transferred to 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 14 February 1917.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Willochra', 8 March 1917; discharged, Adelaide, 26 October 1917 (medically unfit: gun shot wound, spine).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death11 February 1944
Age at death52
Place of burialAIF Cemetery, West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, CAMERON Angus Wallace

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