William Norman Cameron

First Name: 
William
Middle Name: 
Norman
Last Name: 
Cameron
Date of Birth: 
Saturday, June 30, 1894
Mother's Name: 
Margaret Cameron nee King
Father's Name: 
Charles Cameron
Date Enlisted: 
Friday, September 18, 1914
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Sergeant
Unit: 
6th Light Horse Regiment
Company: 
B Squadron
Service: 
Cavalry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Thursday, June 14, 1956
Place of Death: 
Greenslopes Hospital Brisbane, Queensland
Details: 

William Cameron (Service No 242) was born in Wollongong, NSW.

At the time of enlistment William was single, 20 years of age, employed as a fireman and had previously served 3 years with 37th Infantry Militia.

William embarked with the rank of Lance Corporal on HMAT A29 - Suevic with the 6th Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron on 21 December 1914.  He arrived in Egypt in early 1915 and then departed for the Gallipoli, Turkey arriving on 15 May 1915.

William was pomoted to Corporal on 13 June and then Sergeant on 17 September 1915.  He was evacuated to hospital on 3 October 1915 and rejoined his Unit in Egypt in January 1916.  William saw service in Egypt and the Middle East.

William returned to Australia in December 1918 on Special 1914 leave and he was medically discharged on 30 May 1919.

His brother, Allan Cameron (Service No 2284) also served.

In 1920 William married Phyllis Lowe in Sydney, NSW and together they had one child.

William died in Brisbane, Queensland in 1956 and is remembered on the Kiama War Memorial.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, CAMERON W N

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