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REL30598
ID number REL30598
Title Female relative badge : Mrs I I Cameron
Collection Heraldry
Object type Badge
Maker Amor Pty Ltd
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made c 1940
Physical description White metal

Description

Circular badge with a wreath surmounted by a King's Crown. Inside is a map of Australian surrounded by another wreath and the words 'TO THE WOMEN OF AUSTRALIA'. A bar with one brass star is suspended from the main body. The star represents the number of relatives serving on active service overseas. The reverse is impressed with the serial number 'A190826' and the maker's details.


Summary

Associated with Mrs Ivy I. Cameron, wife of NX52530 Staff Sergeant Samuel Edward Cameron of 2/19 Battalion. Cameron was born in Queanbeyan, New South Wales, on 4 May 1909 and enlisted in the AIF on 3 July 1940. He served in Malaya before becoming a prisoner of war of the Japanese, when he was sent to work on the Burma-Thailand Railway in Thailand. He was unofficially promoted to the rank of Warrant Officer while interned. Cameron returned to Australia after the war but died on 21 October 1945, from illness contracted while he was a prisoner, only days after his repatriation.