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William CAMERON

Regimental number141
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationMotor mechanic
Address23 French Street, Launceston, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21.2
Height5' 6"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Cameron, 23 French Street, Launceston, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed for 1 year in the 63rd Infantry (Eastern Hill), Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date12 September 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name3rd Field Company Engineers, Headquarters, Section 1, Section 2 and Section 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A2 Geelong on 22 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 15 August 1915
Discharge date15 October 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Themistocles', 15 August 1915; discharged (medically unfit: gun shot wound, left knee)), Tasmania, 15 October 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death23 August 1950
Place of burialSpringvale Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, CAMERON William

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