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Donald Ross CAMERON

Regimental number832
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
OccupationMilitary engineer
Address195 Adderley Street, West Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 7.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, D Cameron, 195 Adderley Street, West Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military service1 year 3 months
Enlistment date4 September 1914
Place of enlistmentBroadmeadows, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentWarrant Officer, Army Artillery
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Head-Quarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A9 Shropshire on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Ordnance Corps
FateReturned to Australia 15 December 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry. 2nd Lt. Ker and S.M. Cameron put out a fire and removed ammunition from a wagon body which had been ignited by hostile shell fire. It was a most gallant act, carried out at very great personal risk.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 176
Date: 30 November 1916

Discharge date13 February 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Admitted to Casualty Clearing Station, Gallipoli, 17 August 1915; rejoined unit, 12 October 1915.

Commenced return to Australia, 1 November 1919; disembarked, 15 December 1919; discharged, 13 February 1920.

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death11 June 1955

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