Just Another Pair Of Socks

Melton District ANZACS



Born: 1896

Birthplace: Hawthorn Melbourne

Parents: Wilson & Rebecca Charlotte Cameron of Heidelberg, Melbourne

Died: 1975

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

Religion: Presbyterian

Marital Status: Single

Next of kin: Father: Wilson Cameron, High Park, Kilmore

Physical Description: Height: 5 feet 9 inches
Weight: 10stone 2lbs (142lbs)
Complexion: Dark
Eyes: Dark Brown
Hair: Dark
Distinctive marks:

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

Served in Gallipoli with 23rd Infantry Battalion.
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
13/09/1919  Discharged

War Service Commemerated

Life After the War

Names of wife & children:
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

Additional Information

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


Australian War Memorial
Service Record