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Peter CAMERON

Regimental number233
Place of birthHamilton, Victoria
Other NamesDuncan Peter
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation36
Height6' 1"
Weight180 lbs
Next of kinBrother, Ewen Anthony Cameron, International Harvester Co, Perth, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll26 September 1914
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 26 September 1914 - 11th Bn 2nd Reinforcements; left Egypt for return to Australia 28 April 1915; discharged 8 July 1915; re-enlisted 19 July 1915; taken on strength 32nd Bn 16 August 1915.
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFromelles, France
Age at death35
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 5A), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
120
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 18 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 18 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 Peter

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