Second Lieutenant William Cameron

Service Number 364
Birth Date 09 May 1887
Birth Place Australia: Victoria, Rushworth
Death Date 04 September 1915
Death Place Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Also known as William Cameron
Final Rank
Units

William Cameron was a Commission Agent from Rushworth, Victoria who enlisted with the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) on 23 September 1914. Cameron had some previous military experience, having spent four and a half years with the Light Horse prior to the war, and entered the AIF as a farrier sergeant. His younger brother, Hugh James Cameron, also served in the AIF with the 8th Light Horse Regiment. He joined the 9th Light Horse Regiment and departed Melbourne aboard HMAT Karroo on 11 February 1915. Cameron arrived with his regiment at Gallipoli in May and remained in reserve until August when he was part of the successful attack on Hill 60, and also receiving a promotion to temporary second lieutenant. Unfortunately, on 4 September 1915, Cameron was killed in action in the area around Rhododendron Spur. William Cameron is buried at the 7th Field Ambulance Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey.

Rolls

  • Roll of Honour

    Rank
    Second Lieutenant
    Fate
    Killed in action
    Date of Fate
    04 September 1915
    Service
    Australian Army
    Unit
    9th Australian Light Horse Regiment
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
  • First World War Embarkation Roll

    Rank
    Farrier Sergeant
    Place of Embarkation
    Melbourne
    Embarkation Ship
    HMAT Karroo A10
    Date of Embarkation
    11 February 1915
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918

Timeline

Date of birth 1887
Date of embarkation 11 February 1915
Date of death 04 September 1915

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