Just Another Pair Of Socks

Melton District ANZACS

Archibald CAMERON


Born: 1885

Birth registration: Victorian Births, Deaths & Marriages Registration No. 22699

Birthplace: Youarang, Victoria(confirmed on AWM Roll of Honour Circular)

Parents: William & Rebecca Cameron
Glen Urquart, Sunshine, Victoria

Died: 8 August, 1918

Cause: Killed In Action

Place of death: Morcourt, the Somme, France

Burial place: Heath Cemetery Harbonnieres, France

Awards and Honours

  • British War Medal 1914-20
  • Victory Medal
  • 1914-1918 Memorial Plaque


14th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcements



Regimental Service Number: 6977

Enlistment date: 27 October, 1916 Melbourne, Victoria

Age at enlistment: 30 years 3 months

Address at enlistment: Burnbrae, Melton; Postal Address: Melton P.O.

Religion: Presbyterian

Marital Status: Single

Next of kin: Father: William Cameron

Physical Description: Height: 5 feet 8 1/2 inches
Weight: 147 pounds Complexion: Dark
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black
Distinctive marks: Small scar left hand

Previously rejected for service on grounds of heart light (Page 1 Service Record)

Embarkation ship: HMAT A7 Medic.

Rank: Private

War Service Summary

18/02/1917 Disembarked Plymouth UK
22/05/1917 Proceeded overseas from UK to France
11/06/1917 Taken on Strength 14th Battalion at Belgium
09/03/1918 Leave to UK from France for a month. Returned to his unit.
08/08/1918 Killed in action 

War Service Commemerated

Killed in action.

Date: 8 August, 1918

08/08/1918 Killed in action, just after an advance through Morcourt, the Somme, France. Two of his mates buried him in the field, just where he fell. Afterwards a temporary cross was erected on his grave. His final resting place is Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres, France

Historical Note from CWGC.org: Harbonnieres was captured by French troops in the summer of 1916. It was retaken by the Germans on 27 April 1918, and regained by the Australian Corps on 8 August 1918, the same day Arch was killed. Buried: Heath Cemetery Harbonnieres, France
Panel No. 71, Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial.

Additional Information

Archie was engaged to Connie Hudson when he enlisted.
For letters written by Archie, a poem written in his honour, and photos, contact MFHG, who will pass on any requests to the custodian of these items.

Archibald Cameron  (6977) Donald Cameron (3354) are brothers.


Australian War Memorial Service Record Olwen FORD, Harvester Town: The Making of Sunshine 1890 1925, Published 2001