The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Farrier-Sergeant John Cameron|
Name of Ancestor: John Alexander Cameron
Ancestor's date of birth: 25/10/1881
Ancestor's date of death: 17/03/1941
Cause of Death: Cancer
Service and Life Before the Boer War: Worked in his father's Blacksmith business in Frankston.
Service Number: 32
Colony or State of enlistment: VIC, Place of Enlistment: Langwarrin
Unit: 4th Victorian Imperial Bushmen
Rank attained in Boer War: SGT, Date Effective: 1900
Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No evidence of post Boer War service.
Murray Page: 260
Contingent: Fourth Victorian
Ship: Victorian, Date of Sailing: 01/05/1900
Memorial details: Detail not provided.
Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with clasps.
Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided.
Reasons to go and fight: Encouragement of his sister Mary
Details of service in war: May 1900 - June 1901 in Rhodesia, west Transvaal, Cape Colony including relief of Philipstown (11 February 1901), capture of Boer guns at Read's Drift (23 February), and capture of Boer patrol near Doornkloof (1 March 1901); may have seen garrison duty in Rhodesia.
Service and life after the Boer War: Played for South Melbourne Football Club 1903 - 1912 Allocated a Soldier Settlement block at Morkalla 1928 farmed until his death in 1941.
Name of Descendant: Diane Maree Miller, Melton South VIC
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand Daugher