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Duncan Peter CAMERON

Regimental number1316
Date of birth28 March 1881
Place of birthCoburg, Victoria
SchoolXavier College, Kew, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Height6' 1"
Weight180 lbs
Next of kinBrother, E A Cameron, Geraldton, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date26 September 1914
Place of enlistmentHelena Vale, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 22 February 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll233
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 5A), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1880 Driver Ewen Anthony CAMERON, 6th Mechanical Transport Company, returned to Australia, 30 October 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia from Egypt on on board HT 'Suevic', 28 April 1915 (venereal disease); discharged (medically unfit: stricture of urethia), Melbourne, 8 July 1915.

Embarked Adelaide with 32nd Bn on board HT 'Geelong', 28 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 17 December 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Killed in action, 19 July 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CAMERON Duncan Peter

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