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Colin Henry CAMERON

Regimental number300
Place of birthHawthorn, Victoria
SchoolScotch College, Melbourne, Vcitroia
Address'Balgartine', Heidelberg, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Cameron, 'Balgartine', Heidelberg, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in Australian Light Horse as Cpl.
Enlistment date12 September 1914
Place of enlistmentKilmore, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 25 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollWarrant Officer (Class II)
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Light Horse Regiment
FateKilled in Action 7 August 1915
Place of death or woundingWalkers Ridge, Gallipoli
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 5), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Wilson and Charlotte CAMERON, High Park, Kilmore, Victoria. Native of Hawthorn. 5
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 2170 Gunner Alasdair CAMERON, 4th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 21 March 1919; 98 Bombardier Evan Hugh CAMERON, 2nd Division Ammunition Column, returned to Australia, 9 March 1919; 6539 Bombardier Neil Wilson CAMERON MM, 5th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 27 April 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CAMERON Colin Henry

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