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Harrison Westropp CAMERON

Regimental number933
Place of birthCholton Street, East Brisbane, Queensland
SchoolKangaroo Point State School, Brisbane, Queensland
AddressStafford Street, East Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 8.5"
Weight162 lbs
Next of kinFather, Alec Cameron, Stafford Street, East Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date29 December 1914
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Light Horse Regiment, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/10/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Newcastle, New South Wales, on board HMAT A57 Malakuta on 17 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Light Horse Regiment
FateKilled in Action 28 July 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Stated to be Harry Westropp on NR
Place of death or woundingJordan Valley
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsJerusalem Memorial, Palestine
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles and Sarah CAMERON, Stafford Street, East Brisbane, Queensland
Family/military connectionsBrother: 859 Cpl Clifford Armitage CAMERON, 2nd Light Horse, killed in action, 9 January 1917.
Other details

War Service: Egypt, Palestine.

To be Driver, Maadi, 2 August 1915.

Marched out to Serapeum, 23 February 1916.

Found guilty, 28 March 1916, of (1) breaking camp, (2) being absent without leave from 6.15 am, 27 March, to 6.15 am, 28 March 1916: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2; forfeited a total of 15 days' pay.

Reverted to Private, 25 April 1916.

Admitted to 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance, Marakeb, 29 July 1917 (septic sores); discharged to unit, 6 August 1917.

To School of Instruction, 22 September 1917; returned to unit, 6 October 1917.

Wounded in action, 5 November 1917; admitted to 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 5 November 1917 (shrapnel wound, head); transferred to Anzac Receiving Station, 5 November 1917; to 75th Casualty Clearing Station, 6 November 1917; to 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 7 November 1917; slowly improving, 28 February 1918; to Rest Camp, Port Said, 10 March 1918; discharged to 2nd Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 27 March 1918.

Transferred to 5th Light Horse Regiment, 12 June 1918.

Killed in action, 28 July 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CAMERON Harrison Westropp

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