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George John CAMERON

Regimental number4171
Place of birthCondah, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
AddressLochiel, Condah, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22.6
Height5' 10.25"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs E J Cameron, Lochiel, Condah, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 1 year in 20th Australian Light Horse Regiment, Citizen Military Forces; not serving in any military unit at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date24 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 July 1915
Place of enlistmentHamilton, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 29 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919
Discharge date22 August 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1669 Pte Charles CAMERON, 2nd Pioneer Bn, returned to Australia, 29 May 1919; 398 Pte Kenneth Ernest CAMERON, 9th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 14 April 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Orontes' 15 May 1919; disembarked, Melbourne, 28 June 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 22 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CAMERON George John

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