Biography

Birth date: 1887
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.

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Rolls and Awards

  • Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Date of Death: 04 September 1915
  • Unit: 9th Australian Light Horse Regiment
  • Rank: Farrier Sergeant
  • Date of embarkation: 11 February 1915
  • Place of embarkation: Melbourne

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Date of birth 1887
Date of embarkation 1915-02-11
Date of death 1915-09-04