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.
Marital Status: Single
Next of kin: Father: William Cameron
Physical Description: Height: 5 feet 8 1/2 inches
Weight: 147 pounds Complexion: Dark
Distinctive marks: Small scar left hand
Previously rejected for service on grounds of heart light (Page 1 Service Record)
Embarkation ship: HMAT A7 Medic.
War Service Summary
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.
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.