The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra

Private Archibald Cameron

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Archibald Lochiel Cameron

Ancestor's date of birth: 11/06/1881

Ancestor's date of death: 13/02/1900

Cause of Death: Died of Enteric Fever

Service and Life Before the Boer War: Archibald was born in Erskinville, Sydney. At the time of enlistment he was living in Fitzroy St, Burwood, Sydney. He appears to have put his age up by two years to go to the Boer War. It is highly likely that he was already serving reservist in the NSW Infantry at the time of enlistment

Service Number: 35

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Sydney

Unit: NSW Infantry Company (later "E" Company 1NSWMR)

Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: 1899

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): Did not survive the Boer War.

Murray Page: 39, 203, 220

Contingent: First New South Wales.

Ship: SS Aberdeen, Date of Sailing: 04/11/1899

Memorial details: Noupoort Garden of Remembrance Capetown and AWM Canberra

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Cape Colony clasp.

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided.

Reasons to go and fight: Probably a serving reservist at the time

Details of service in war: Service: December 1899 - February 1900 in northern Cape Colony, E Company of the Australian Regiment. Converted to mounted infantry at the Time of Archibald's death

Service and life after the Boer War: Did not survive the Boer War.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Jennifer Roberts, Panania NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Niece


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