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Francis James CAMERON

Regimental number2561
Place of birthPort Melbourne, Victoria
SchoolState School, Victoria
Address45 Whitehall Street, Footscray, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinWife, Mrs Ellen May Cameron, c/o Fred Smale, The Basin, Bayswater, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date25 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name59th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/76/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 26 September 1917
Place of death or woundingPolygon Wood, Belgium
Age at death30
Place of burialHooge Crate Cemetery (Plot XII, Row K, Grave No. 4), Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and the late Mrs CAMERON; husband of Mrs E.M. CAMERON. Born at Port Melbourne, Victoria
Family/military connectionsNil
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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