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Donald CAMERON

Date of birth21 August 1877
Place of birthRouchel, nr Scone, New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationGrazier
AddressGlenmora, Davies Creek, Aberdeen, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation37
Next of kinFather, Mac. Cameron, Glenmora, Davies Creek, Aberdeen, New South Wales
Enlistment date16 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentMajor
Unit name12th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/17/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 13 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant Colonel
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Light Horse Regiment
Promotions

Major


Unit: 6th Light Horse Regiment
Promotion date: 1 June 1915


Unit: LH12

FateReturned to Australia
Medals

DSO

'For continuous good work with his regiment from El Kuneitra to Damascus. On the 30th September, 1918, when Kaukah was strongly held by the enemy infantry and machine guns, he was ordered to attack the enemy's left flank with his regiment mounted. He led the charge, seized his objectives with great dash, and drove the enemy in disorder towards Damascus. Over 70 prisoners and eight machine guns were captured, in conjunction with the 4th Australian Light Horse Regiment. He proved himself a gallant and able leader of troops.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 10
Date: 29 January 1920

Bar to DSO


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette'
Date: 11 June 1920

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Palestine Syria

Medals: DSO & Bar, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death7 October 1950
Place of burialRouchel Presbyterian Cemetery, New South Wales

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