Just Another Pair Of Socks

Melton District ANZACS



Born: 11 March, 1892

Birth registration: Victorian Births, Deaths & Marriages Registration No. 18127

Birthplace: Tungamah, Victoria

Parents: William & Rebecca Cameron,
Glen Urquart Sunshine Vic

Died: 30 November, 1949

Burial place: Williamstown, Victoria

Awards and Honours

  • British War Medal 1914-20
  • Victory Medal


8th Light Horse Regiment, 28 Reinforcement



Regimental Service Number: 3354

Enlistment date: 21 March, 1917 Recruits Battalion, Broadmeadows Victoria

Age at enlistment: 25 years

Address at enlistment: Sunshine, Victoria

Religion: Presbyterian

Marital Status: Single

Next of kin: Father: William Cameron,
Glen Urquart Sunshine

Physical Description: Height: 5 feet 8 inches
Weight: 140 lbs
Complexion: Dark
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Turning Grey
Distinctive marks:

Embarkation ship: HMAT A17 Port Lincoln.

Rank: Private

Return Date: 15 February, 1918

Return Vessel: Ulysses.

Arrival at Australia: 18 March, 1918.

Discharge Date: 25 April, 1918

War Service Summary

21/03/1917 Enlisted
22/03/1917 - 10/04/1917 Recruits Battalion at Broadmeadows, then to Light Horse at Seymour.
22/06/1917 Embarked from Melbourne aboard HMAT A17 Port Lincoln with the 8th Light Horse 28th Reinforcements, and disembarked at Suez.
Spent one month at the Isolation Camp at Moascar. Marched out from Isolation Camp to 3rd Light Horse Training Regiment.
Cameron is listed as one of Maygars boys, a book by that title compiled by Cameron Simpson, (published in 1998). Page 219:

19/09/1917 3rd LHTR to C Squadron 8th LHR
22/09/1917 3rd LHTR to C Squadron 8th LHR
31/10/1917 Wounded in Action (Gun Shot Wound to left knee) at Beersheba Palestine, during an air raid. Entered on the 3rd Light Horse Brigade Casualty list. (P11 service record)
15/02/1918 Embarked on Ulysses for 6 months change
25/04/1918 Discharged medically unfit

War Service Commemerated

Life After the War

Names of wife & children:
Married: Elizabeth Margaret FARMER Ca. 1921
Heather Margaret born ca. 1923 (Mrs White)
Cedric Archibald, born ca. 1933

Place/s of residence:
25/04/1918 - Sydney St. Sunshine.
01/07/1947 - 1 Bath St, Sandringham
Electrical Engineer per death certificate
Business & Real Estate Agent for GW Browning
per letter to Army Base Records office, 24th June, 1947 on G.W. Browning letterhead.

Date of death: 30/11/1949 Reg. #1158 (year 1950)

Place of burial: Williamstown

Other relevant information:
Enlisted WW2
2nd AIF 23/01/1940 (Lowered age). 2/1 Field Workshop (No VX10048)
17/05/40 Discharged and re-enlisted same day. (No V814123)
06/03/45 Discharged , posting was 115th Military Hospital Heidelberg.
Elizabeth Cameron (wife) is his next of kin.

Additional Information

Archibald (6977) and Donald (3354) CAMERON are brothers.

Melton Express
Saturday, 23 February, 1918, p. 3

Letter received from Trooper Stanley Wilson, son of Mr. Alfred Wilson of Melton, and brother of Gordon, on Active Service:-Somewhere in Syria.
My word, I was surprised the other day, I met Don Davey, and he was telling me that Don. Cameron was over here in the attack on Beersheba, he was a galloper for an Officer; a taube bombed the 8thRegt, and he was severely hit, and on the way to the clearing station the sand cart capsized and tipped Don and Colonel Maygar, V.C., out; the Colonel has since succumbed to his wounds.


Australian War Records
Service Record
Melton Express