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James Gerald CAMERON

Regimental number4747
Place of birthMundooran New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
AddressMundooran, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, J A Cameron, Mundooran, New South Wales
Enlistment date10 October 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 8 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Sergeant Major
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: 25 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 8 May 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and good work during the attack west of Bellenglise, north of St. Quentin, on the 18th September, 1918. He was Scout Non-commissioned officer. On the battalion reaching the objective, he took forward an exploiting patrol with a Lewis gun. He came in touch with three 5.9 howitzers and their crews. He rushed the crew six of the enemy being killed and fourteen captured. The horses were killed and owing to this the guns were captured.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 20
Date: 19 February 1920

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