Biography

Birth date: 19 November 1879
Birth place: Australia: Queensland, Brisbane
Death date: 19 November 1960
Death place: Australia: Queensland, Barcaldine
Final rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Conflict: China, 1900-1901 (Boxer Uprising)
First World War, 1914-1918
South Africa, 1899-1902 (Boer War)
Units:
  • 5th Australian Light Horse Regiment
  • 6th Queensland Imperial Bushmen

Rolls and Awards

Pre First World War Conflicts Nominal Rolls

  • Rank: Lieutenant
  • Unit: 6th Queensland Imperial Bushmen
  • Conflict: South Africa, 1899-1902 (Boer War)

First World War Embarkation Roll

  • Rank: Captain
  • Date of embarkation: 21 December 1914
  • Place of embarkation: Sydney

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 5th Australian Light Horse Regiment
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 5th Australian Light Horse Regiment
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 5th Australian Light Horse Regiment
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 5th Australian Light Horse Regiment
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 5th Australian Light Horse Regiment
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 6th Queensland Imperial Bushmen
  • Conflict: South Africa, 1899-1902 (Boer War)

Honours and Awards : Order of St Michael and St George

  • Unit: 5th Australian Light Horse Regiment
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Egyptian Order of the Nile, Third Class

  • Unit: 5th Australian Light Horse Regiment
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Photograph

A02929A

Major D C Cameron standing next to remains of the tomb of a sheik in the Sinai Desert, near Mazar. This area was the scene of operations by the Anzac Mounted Division in September 1916. This is a stereo image. One half of the image is held at A02929.

A02929A

A02830

Studio portrait of Lieutenant Colonel D C Cameron CMG DSO, Commanding Officer (CO) of the 5th Light Horse Regiment, Australian Imperial Force.

A02830

A02884A

Bayoud Oasis, Sinai Peninsula. Major D C Cameron mounted on his horse is in the foreground. This is a stereo image. One half of the image is held at A02884.

A02884A

H16041

Portrait of Lieutenant Colonel Sir Donald Charles Cameron KCMG DSO VD who served with an American unit in the Boxer Rebellion, with the 6th Queensland Imperial Bushmen in the Boer War and the AIF in Palestine in WW1. During WW2 he was chairman of the RAAF Recruiting Committee. Between the wars he...

H16041

P01541.003

ROMANI AREA. 1916-11. GROUP PORTRAIT OF MEMBERS OF THE 5TH AUSTRALIAN LIGHT HORSE REGIMENT. LEFT TO RIGHT: BACK ROW: CAPTAIN (CAPT) RICHARD STEWART BILLINGTON, ?, ?, MAJOR JOHN MCCLELAND BOYD, CAPT GEORGE HICKS, LIEUTENANT (LT) BERNARD RADCLIFF; MIDDLE ROW: LT CYRIL ERNEST SCOTT, LIEUTENANT COLONEL...

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P01541.001

AT SEA. 1914-12-10. GROUP PORTRAIT OF OFFICERS OF THE 5TH AUSTRALIAN LIGHT HORSE REGIMENT (5ALH) ABOARD SS PERSIC EN ROUTE TO EGYPT. LEFT TO RIGHT: BACK ROWS: CAPTAIN (CAPT) EDWARD STEWART JAMES, CAPT HENRY KING IRVING, CHAPLAIN FRANCIS DE MOAG TUBMANN, CAPT RICHARD STEWART BILLINGTON, CAPT JOSEPH...

P01541.001

Private Record

Heraldry

Distinguished Service Order : Major D C Cameron, 5 Australian Light Horse Regiment, AIF

Distinguished Service Order (Geo V). Unnamed as issued.

REL/06783.001

Queen's South Africa Medal : Lieutenant D C Cameron, Queensland Imperial Bushmen

Queen's South Africa Medal with clasps 'TRANSVAAL' and 'ORANGE FREE STATE'. Medal engraved around edge with recipient's details.

REL/06783.002

1914-15 Star : Lieutenant D C Cameron, 5 Australian Light Horse Regiment, AIF

1914-15 Star. Impressed reverse with recipient's details.

REL/06783.003

British War Medal 1914-20 : Lieutenant Colonel D C Cameron, 5 Australian Light Horse Regiment, AIF

British War Medal. Impressed around edge with recipient's details.

REL/06783.004

Victory Medal with MID : Lieutenant Colonel D C Cameron, 5 Australian Light Horse Regiment, AIF

Victory Medal with Mentioned in Despatches oakleaf attached to ribbon. Medal impressed around edge with recipient's details.

REL/06783.005

Colonial Auxiliary Forces Officer's Decoration : Lieutenant Colonel D C Cameron, 14 Australian Light Horse Regiment

Colonial Auxiliary Forces Officer's Decoration (Geo V). Engraved reverse with recipient's details.

REL/06783.006

Breast star, Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George : Colonel Sir Donald Cameron

Neck badge for Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George. Unnamed as issued.

REL/06783.007

Neck Badge, Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George : Colonel Sir Donald Cameron

Breast Star for Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George. Unnamed as issued.

REL/06783.008

Order of the Nile, 3rd Class : Lieutenant Colonel D C Cameron, 5 Light Horse Regiment, AIF

Imperial Egyptian Order of the Nile, 3rd Class. Unnamed as issued. The medal is missing its ribbon and suspension ring. The reverse is impressed with the maker's name 'LATTES'.

REL/06783.009

Timeline

Date of birth 1879-11-19
Date and unit at appointment (Officers) 1914-10-28
Date of embarkation 1914-12-21
Other units 1917-10-30 - 1919-10-04 Commanding Officer of the 5th Light Horse Regiment.
Date returned to Australia 1919-06-27
Date of death 1960-11-19