Biography

Birth date: 16 May 1909
Birth place: Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Brunswick
Death date: 1960
Death place: Australia: Victoria
Final rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Service number: VX44906 - Second World War, 1939-1945
Units:
  • 30th Australian Infantry Brigade
  • 2/2nd Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 3rd Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 26th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 53rd Australian Infantry Battalion

Rolls and Awards

Honours and Awards : Bar to Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 3rd Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Honours and Awards : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 30th Australian Infantry Brigade
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 2/2nd Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Collection Items

Photograph

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Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) A G Cameron, Commanding Officer, 3rd Australian Infantry Battalion, a Militia Battalion that has been incorporated into the 25th Australian Infantry Brigade, 7th Division AIF, is seen giving a final talk to some of his men before they set out on a long patrol from...

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WONDECLA, QLD. 1944-04-05. THE COMMANDING OFFICER, VX44906 LIEUTENANT COLONEL A.G. CAMERON, DSO., CENTRE (1) ACCOMPANIED BY NX1274 MAJOR D.N. FAIRBROTHER, MC., (2) INSPECTING "A" COMPANY 2/2ND INFANTRY BATTALION.

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WONDECLA, QLD. 1944-04-05. THE COMMANDING OFFICER, VX44906 LIEUTENANT COLONEL A.G. CAMERON, DSO., RIGHT, ACCOMPANIED BY NX1274 MAJOR D.N. FAIRBROTHER, MC., (2) AND VX22598 LIEUTENANT P.C. BENNIE, LEFT (3) INSPECTING NO. 8 PLATOON, "A" COMPANY, 2/2ND INFANTRY BATTALION.

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WONDECLA, QLD. 1944-04-05. GROUP PORTRAIT OF BATTALION HEADQUARTERS PERSONNEL, 2/2ND INFANTRY BATTALION, INCLUDING THE COMMANDING OFFICER VX44906 LIEUTENANT COLONEL A.G. CAMERON, DSO., (1) AND HIS OFFICERS, OUTSIDE BATTALION HEADQUARTERS.

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WONDECLA, QLD. 1944-04-05. GROUP PORTRAIT OF BATTALION HEADQUARTERS PERSONNEL, 2/2ND INFANTRY BATTALION, INCLUDING THE COMMANDING OFFICER VX44906 LIEUTENANT COLONEL A.G. CAMERON, DSO., (1) AND HIS OFFICERS, OUTSIDE BATTALION HEADQUARTERS.

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WONDECLA AREA, QLD. 1944-05-06. VX44906 LIEUTENANT COLONEL A.G. CAMERON, DSO., COMMANDING OFFICER 2/2ND INFANTRY BATTALION, RIGHT (1) PRESENTING THE TROPHY FOR THE MOST OUTSTANDING ATHLETE OF THE UNIT TO PRIVATE GALLARD (2). IN THE CENTRE IS WARRANT OFFICER CLASS 1, T. MAWHINNEY (3).

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WONDECLA AREA, QLD. 1944-05-06. VX44906 LIEUTENANT COLONEL A.G. CAMERON, DSO., COMMANDING OFFICER 2/2ND INFANTRY BATTALION, RIGHT (1) PRESENTING THE TROPHY FOR THE BATTALION WELTERWEIGHT BOXING COMPETITION TO LANCE CORPORAL O'CONNOR (2).

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WONDECLA AREA, QLD. 1944-05-06. VX22598 LIEUTENANT P.C. BEENIE OF THE 2/2ND INFANTRY BATTALION, LEFT, AFTER RECEIVING A TROPHY FOR HIS PLATOON FROM VX44906 LIEUTENANT COLONEL A.G. CAMERON, DSO., COMMANDING OFFICER (2), IS SEEN ROLLING A BARREL OF BEER FROM UNDERNEATH THE TABLE. THIS BEER WAS...

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WONDECLA AREA, QLD. 1944-05-06. PERSONNEL OF THE 2/2ND INFANTRY BATTALION GIVE "EYES RIGHT" AS THEY MARCH PAST THEIR COMMANDING OFFICER VX44906 LIEUTENANT COLONEL A.G. CAMERON, DSO., AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE ATHLETIC PRIZE GIVING CEREMONY. TWO OF THE BATTALION'S DOGS JOIN IN THE MARCH.

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WONDECLA AREA, QLD. 1944-05-06. PERSONNEL OF THE 2/2ND INFANTRY BATTALION GIVE "EYES RIGHT" AS THEY MARCH PAST THEIR COMMANDING OFFICER VX44906 LIEUTENANT COLONEL A.G. CAMERON, DSO., AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE ATHLETIC PRIZE GIVING CEREMONY.

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WONDECLA AREA, QLD. 1944-05-06. PERSONNEL OF THE 2/2ND INFANTRY BATTALION GIVE "EYES RIGHT" AS THEY MARCH PAST THEIR COMMANDING OFFICER VX44906 LIEUTENANT COLONEL A.G. CAMERON, DSO., AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE ATHLETIC PRIZE GIVING CEREMONY.

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WONDECLA, QLD. 1944-04-05. A JOIN- UP PHOTOGRAPH OF THE HEADQUARTERS BAND AND HEADQUARTERS COMPANY OF THE 2/2ND INFANTRY BATTALION PARADING ON THE LOCAL RACECOURSE WITH THE OFFICER COMMANDING, VX44906 LIEUTENANT COLONEL A.G. CAMERON, DSO., IN COMMAND IN FRONT. FIRST OF THREE TO JOIN TO PHOTOGRAPHS...

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WONDECLA, QLD. 1944-04-05. A JOIN-UP PHOTOGRAPH OF THE 2/2ND INFANTRY BATTALION PARADING ON THE LOCAL RACECOURSE WITH THE OFFICER COMMANDING, VX44906 LIEUTENANT COLONEL A.G. CAMERON, DSO., IN COMMAND. LEFT TO RIGHT "B" COMPANY, "C" COMPANY AND "D" COMPANY. SECOND OF THREE TO JOIN TO PHOTOGRAPHS NO....

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WONDECLA, QLD. 1944-04-05. A JOIN-UP PHOTOGRAPH OF THE 2/2ND INFANTRY BATTALION PARADING ON THE LOCAL RACECOURSE WITH THE OFFICER COMMANDING, VX44906 LIEUTENANT COLONEL A.G. CAMERON DSO., IN COMMAND. LEFT TO RIGHT, "A" COMPANY AND "B" COMPANY. LAST OF THREE TO JOIN TO PHOTOGRAPHS NO. 65458 AND...

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WONDECLA, QLD. 1944-04-05. A JOIN-UP PHOTOGRAPH OF THE 2/2ND INFANTRY BATTALION, UNDER THE COMMAND OF VX44906 LIEUTENANT COLONEL A.G. CAMERON, DSO., GIVING THE GENERAL SALUTE, DURING A PARADE ON THE LOCAL SHOWGROUND. JOIN TO PHOTO NO. 65465.

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WONDECLA, QLD. 1944-04-05. A JOIN-UP PHOTOGRAPH OF THE 2/2ND INFANTRY BATTALION, UNDER THE COMMAND OF VX44906 LIEUTENANT COLONEL A.G. CAMERON, DSO., GIVING THE GENERAL SALUTE, DURING A PARADE ON THE LOCAL SHOWGROUND. TO JOIN TO PHOTOGRAPH NO. 65464.

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WONDECLA, QLD. 1944-04-05. GROUP PORTRAIT OF THE OFFICERS OF THE 2/2ND INFANTRY BATTALION, OUTSIDE THE OFFICERS' MESS. IN THE CENTRE OF THE FRONT ROW IS THE OFFICER COMMANDING, VX44906 LIEUTENANT COLONEL A.G. CAMERON, DSO.

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WONDECLA, QLD. 1944-04-05. GROUP PORTRAIT OF THE OFFICERS OF THE 2/2ND INFANTRY BATTALION, OUTSIDE THE OFFICERS' MESS. IN THE CENTRE OF THE FRONT ROW IS THE OFFICER COMMANDING, VX44906 LIEUTENANT COLONEL A.G. CAMERON, DSO.

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WONDECLA, QLD. 1944-04-05. GROUP PORTRAIT OF THE OFFICERS OF THE 2/2ND INFANTRY BATTALION, OUTSIDE THE OFFICERS' MESS. IN THE CENTRE OF THE FRONT ROW IS THE OFFICER COMMANDING, VX44906 LIEUTENANT COLONEL A.G. CAMERON, DSO.

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WONDECLA, QLD. 1944-04-05. THE 2/2ND INFANTRY BATTALION, LED BY THEIR COMMANDING OFFICER, VX44906 LIEUTENANT COLONEL A.G. CAMERON, DSO., MARCHING INTO THE LOCAL RACECOURSE WHICH THEY USE AS THEIR PARADE GROUND.

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WONDECLA, QLD. 1944-04-05. THE 2/2ND INFANTRY BATTALION, LED BY THEIR COMMANDING OFFICER, VX44906 LIEUTENANT COLONEL A.G. CAMERON, DSO., MARCHING INTO THE LOCAL RACECOURSE WHICH THEY USE AS THEIR PARADE GROUND.

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WONDECLA, QLD. 1944-04-05. THE 2/2ND INFANTRY BATTALION, LED BY THEIR COMMANDING OFFICER, VX44906 LIEUTENANT COLONEL A.G. CAMERON, DSO., MARCHING INTO THE LOCAL RACECOURSE WHICH THEY USE AS THEIR PARADE GROUND.

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WONDECLA, QLD. 1944-04-05. THE 2/2ND INFANTRY BATTALION, LED BY THEIR COMMANDING OFFICER, VX44906 LIEUTENANT COLONEL A.G. CAMERON, DSO., MARCHING INTO THE LOCAL RACECOURSE WHICH THEY USE AS THEIR PARADE GROUND.

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BUT AREA, NEW GUINEA. 1945-03-17. MEMBERS OF THE 2/2ND INFANTRY BATTALION CROSS THE SWIFT FLOWING NINAHAU RIVER DURING THEIR ADVANCE TO BUT. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE: VX44906 LIEUTENANT- COLONEL A.G. CAMERON, DSO, (1) NX34868 CAPTAIN H.G. MCCAMMON, ADJUTANT, (2); SX29388 PRIVATE C.E. PUGH (3);...

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VX44906 Lieutenant Colonel A G Cameron DSO and Bar (left), waits to place his wreath during a memorial ceremony at Rabaul. He had been second in charge of A Company, 2/22 Battalion, when the Japanese landed in the immediate area. Cameron spent some time on the island before escaping to Salamua with...

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VX44906 Lieutenant Colonel A G Cameron DSO and Bar (left), waits to place his wreath during a memorial ceremony at Rabaul. He had been second in charge of A Company, 2/22 Battalion, when the Japanese landed in the immediate area. Cameron spent some time on the island before escaping to Salamua with...

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Private Record

Film

Inspection by HQ 6 Australian Division officers of Japanese hospital on Muschu Island

On 1 October 1945, Lieutenant General Yoshihara, Chief of the General Staff, 18 Japanese Army and Commander of the Japanese compound on Muschu was ordered to improve the hospital site, lay paths and gardens etc. An official party headed by NX55592 Major Ernest Stanley Owens, Deputy Assistant...

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Commemoration service Rabaul

During May 1942, 800 Allied prisoners of war and internees embarked on the vessel Montevideo Maru at Rabaul for shipment to Japan; she was subsequently sunk en route. On 23 January 1946, four years after the landing of Japanese on Rabaul, a commemoration service was held at Vulcan Beach to honour...

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War crimes trial of Lieutenant Tazaki

On 30 November 1945 at 6 Australian Division HQ, Wewak, a Military Court tried Japanese war criminal Lieutenant Tazaki and passed the death sentence. Tazaki was charged with the mutilation of the dead body of an Australian soldier and cannibalism on 19 July 1945 at Soarin, New Guinea. More than...

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Timeline

Date of birth 1909-05-16
Date and unit at appointment (Officers) 1943-07-05 - 1945-12-14 Commanding officer of 2/2 Battalion, 6 Division, 16 Brigade, AIF.
Date of death 1960