Evan Hugh CAMERON
Birthplace: Hawthorn Melbourne
Parents: Wilson & Rebecca Charlotte Cameron of Heidelberg, Melbourne
Burial place: Ararat, Victoria
Awards and Honours
- 1914-1915 Star
- British War Medal 1914-20
- Victory Medal
- ANZAC Commemorative Medal or Gallipoli Medal
A Coy. 23rd Battalion, 6th Infantry Brigade; 4th Field Artillery Brigade
Regimental Service Number: 98
Enlistment date: 19 February, 1915 Melbourne
Age at enlistment: 19 years 2 monthsNote: Consent to enlist was given by his Father on enlistment papers as he was under age.
Address at enlistment: Balgartine, Heidelberg, Melbourne
Marital Status: Single
Next of kin: Father: Wilson Cameron, High Park, Kilmore
Physical Description: Height: 5 feet 9 inches
Weight: 10stone 2lbs (142lbs)
Eyes: Dark Brown
Embarkation ship: HMAT A14 Euripides.
Rank: 29/03/1915 Private 10/11/1918 Lance Bombardier
Return Date: 9 March, 1919
Return Vessel: HT Kashmir.
Arrival at Australia: 30 April, 1919.
Discharge Date: 13 September, 1919
War Service Summary
13/3/1916 Transferred to 4th Field Artillery Brigade, 12th battery Tel el Kebir. He was appointed Driver and then embarked at Alexandria for Marseilles France.
During 1916 and 1917 in France he was mustered Gunner and transferred between the 10th and 11th batteries.
21/03/1918 Severely Wounded - gassed in France and transferred to hospital in England. He was returned to France in July 1918 after he recovered.
10/11/1918 Appointed Lance Bombardier
30/4/1919 Returned to Australia and disembarked
War Service Commemerated
Life After the War
Evan married Fanny Groom on 12/05/1921
Reg. # 5335
Children: Colin Groom(b. 10/10/1924)
Ian Edward(b. 25/05/1927)
Elwin Charlotte (b. 11/07/1932)
Place/s of residence:
1920 - Mt Chalambar Ararat Victoria
1953 'Mt. Chalambar', Ararat
Date of death: 1975 at Ararat age 79
Place of burial: Ararat, Victoria
Evan CAMERON and Neil Wilson CAMERON are brothers who are both represented on the Melton Cenotaph.
They had 2 other brothers without connection to Melton who also enlisted in WW1:
Sergeant Major Colin Henry CAMERON served at Gallipoli and was killed on 7 August 1915 in the charge by the 8th Light Horse on The Nek.
Alastair CAMERON Served in WWI in France. He returned to Victoria and farmed at Hazelwynde, Beveridge. He married Ethel Jolly in January 1921.
Two younger brothers, Norman Alfred (b. 23/05/1897) and Malcolm Charles (b 23/11/1899) did not enlist in WW1.
Ref Memoirs of Wilson Cameron
viewed 23 June 2014