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Corporal Ewen Cameron

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Ewen Anthony Cameron

Ancestor's date of birth: 1877

Ancestor's date of death: Detail not provided (survived Boer and WW1)

Cause of Death: Not Stated

Service Number: 2278

Colony or State of enlistment: VIC, Place of Enlistment: Melbourne

Unit: 4th Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse

Rank attained in Boer War: CPL, Date Effective: Not known

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): PTE, Date Effective: 22/06/1916

Murray Page: 321

Contingent: Second Australian

Ship: Templemore, Date of Sailing: 26/03/1902

Memorial details: Yenda NSW

Decorations: King's South Africa Medal with 1902 Clasp. 1914/15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: No active service in South Africa.

Service and life after the Boer War: In 1914 was married to Gertrude with three children, was a motor mechanic noted to be a "machinery expert" and living in Perth WA. Enlisted in the 1st AIF on 22 June 1916 as a private vehicle driver. Was transferred to the Australian Flying Corps on 10 April 1917. Embarked from Melbourne on 4 August 1917 for the UK. Saw service in France as an MT driver with the AFC. Returned to Australia in October 1919.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Judith McIntyre, Sutherland NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand daughter

 


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