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William CAMERON

Regimental number639
Place of birthDurham England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSail tentmaker
AddressRussell Street, Dyatala, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation40
Next of kinWife, Mrs Ellen M Cameron, Russell Street, Dyatala, South Australia
Enlistment date11 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 9 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: 4 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 9 December 1918
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in charge of his company after all the officers of the company had become casualties. He led the company throughout the attack, and on reaching the objective showed marked ability in reorganizing and making his dispositions. Despite heavy shell fire, the reports he sent back to battalion headquarters were remarkably accurate and complete.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

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