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Regimental number4353
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
Address'Stirling', McPherson Street, Waverley
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah Ann Cameron, 'Stirling', McPherson Street, Waverley
Enlistment date2 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameNo 3 Australian General Hospital
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/67/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Mooltan on 15 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Field Ambulance
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Work at Le Flaque on 10-11 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 17 August 1918

FateDied of wounds 17 September 1918

Military Medal

'During the operations by the 10th Australian Infantry Brigade at LA FLAQUE east of WARFUSEE ABANCOURT, on night 10th/11th August, 1918, No. 12372 Lance Corporal PATIENCE, with No. 4353 Private CAMERON, on their own initiative, went out 100 yards in front of leading tank into enemy line to search for a wounded scout. After exposing themselves to heavy machine gun fire they eventually found the wounded man and carried him back to a returning tank in which they placed him. They continued to carry on their very fine work during the whole of the operations, filled returning tanks with wounded and were the means of saving many men. Lance Corporal PATIENCE and Private CAMERON's courage and devotion to duty in the face of very heavy rifle and machine gun fire is deserving of the highest praise.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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