(Service number 8/3458; 8/1423)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank|
|Date||28 February 1905||Place of Birth||Waitahuna, Otago|
|Date||15 Aug 1914-31 Dec 1915||Age|
|Address at Enlistment||C/- F.T.J. Ractcliffe, NZ|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs J. Cameron (mother), Waitahuna|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||8th Reinforcements|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Otago Infantry Battalion|
|Date||13 November 1915|
|Transport||Willochra or Tofua|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Otago Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion|
|Campaigns||Gallipoli; Egypt; Western Europe|
|Military Awards||Military Medal (MM); 1914-1915 Star, British War Medal (1914-1920); Victory Medal|
Award Circumstances and Date
London Gazette, 11 February 1919, p2143, Rec No 2561: For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On 4th September 1919 near Ruyaulcourt Private Cameron was a stretcher bearer, and showed great courage and untiring energy in carrying in wounded over long stretches of fire swept territory. He continued right through the night of the 4th until he was wounded the following morning. This man showed total disregard for danger and his devotion to duty led to his becoming a casualty. He set a splendid example of bravery and devotion.
Prisoner of War Information
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||6 September 1918||Age|
|Place of Death||Advance Dressing Station, in the Field, France|
|Cause||Died of wounds received in action|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Grevillers British Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Brother of Christina Cameron. She was named the next of kin later in the war.
Service records note he embarked from NZ on HMNZT 19
Listed on the service record with number 8/1423 and on the Nominal Roll, NZSG disc and CWG with the number 8/3458
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database (September 2014)
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Carol Bell, SC branch NZSG
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