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Philip Frochain CAMERON

Regimental number5790
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank accountant
AddressLyndwood, Ashton Street, Waverley, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs E S Cameron, Lyndwood, Ashton Street, Waverley, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date20 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 3 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF13
Promotion date: 2 January 1919


Unit: INF13
Promotion date: 2 April 1919

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 29 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 19 June 1919

Military Medal

'During the attack near ZONNEBEKE on the 26th September, 1917, CAMERON was in charge of a squad of stretcher bearers. When the enemy's barrage was heaviest it was imperative to get a severely wounded man to the R.A.P., a distance of about 1000 yards. CAMERON, without hesitation, got his men together and started off with the man and eventually succeeded in bringing him through. By his devotion to duty and disregard for this own safety, CAMERON set a splendid example.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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