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Regimental number2618
Place of birthMaffra, Victoria
AddressMaffra, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 6"
Weight133 lbs
Next of kinFather, Norman Cameron, Maffra, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date15 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 24 July 1915 - 22nd Bn, 6th Reinforcements; taken on strength, 7th Bn, 24 February 1916; 59th Bn, 3 April 1916.
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFromelles, France
Age at death21
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 16), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted to, and proceeded to join, 7th Bn from 6th Training Bn, Zeitoun, 24 February 1916; taken on strength of 7th Bn, Serapeum, 24 February 1916.

Admitted to No Auxiliary Hospital, Cairo, 20 March 1916 (mumps); discharged, 24 March 1916.

Transferred to 59th Bn from 2nd Training Bn, 26 March 1916; taken on strength of 59th Bn, Ferry Post, 3 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Posted missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 29 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Note on B.103, 'presumed buried in No Man's Land approx at 5J9043 to 5K0251 Sheet Hazebrouck 5a'.

Statement, Red Cross File No 680106, 5797 Pte J.M. FLINN, 59th Bn (patient, No 2 General Hospital (Casino), Havre), 13 October 1916: 'I saw him wounded in the front line trenches ... on the Somme, shot through the shoulder by a sniper, badly wounded ... [illegible]. He was carried ... [illegible] to the dressing station ... [illegible]'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CAMERON Norman
Red Cross file 680106

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