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Donald Charles CAMERON

Date of birth19 November 1879
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationStation manager
AddressLongreach, Kensington Downs, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinWife, Mrs Evelyn Stella Cameron, Avoca, Albion, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date30 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit name5th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/10/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 21 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant-Colonel
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Light Horse Regiment
Promotions

Lieutenant Colonel


Unit: 5th Light Horse Regiment
Promotion date: 30 October 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29845 (1 December 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62 (19 April 1917).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30474 (12 January 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76 (23 May 1918).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31728 (12 January 1920); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 33 (1 April 1920).

FateReturned to Australia 27 June 1919
Medals

Distinguished Service Order

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During an advance over difficult ground he showed great skill in keeping touch with the brigade on his left, aafterwards leading his squadron in a bayonet charge against the enemy trenches, thus enabling two captured enemy guns to be removed.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Order of the Nile, 2nd Class


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 33
Date: 1 April 1920

Commander of the Order of St Michael & St George


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 30
Date: 25 March 1920

Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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