Second Lieutenant William Cameron
|Birth place:||Australia: Victoria, Rushworth|
|Death date:||04 September 1915|
|Death place:||Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Gallipoli|
|Final rank:||Second Lieutenant|
|Service number:||364 - First World War, 1914-1918|
|Unit:||9th Australian Light Horse Regiment|
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.
PORTRAIT OF 364 LIEUTENANT WILLIAM CAMERON, 9TH REGIMENT, 3RD AUSTRALIAN LIGHT HORSE BRIGADE, KILLED IN ACTION 1915-09-04.H06630
The graves of Second Lieutenant (2nd Lt) William Cameron, Lieutenant-Colonel (Lt Col) Carew Reynell and Captain (Capt) Alfred John Jaffray, of the 9th Australian Light Horse Regiment. All embarked from Melbourne on HMAT Karroo on 11 February 1915. A commission agent from Rushworth, Vic prior to...H02779
Collection relating to service of 364 Second Lieutenant William Cameron, 9 Light Horse Regiment, Gallipoli, 1915. Collection includes copy of diary written by Cameron, 16 May 1915-30 August 1915. Copy probably made 1920s for the Official Historian. Location of original unknown. Maker: Cameron, William1DRL/0185 (With records)
Diary relating to the First World War service of 364 Second Lieutenant William Cameron, 9th Light Horse Regiment. The diary was written at Gallipoli between 16 May and 30 August 1915. In the diary, William Cameron describes his experiences of fighting in the trenches at Gallipoli and despairs at...RCDIG0000219
|Date of birth||1887|
|Date of embarkation||1915-02-11|
|Date of death||1915-09-04|