Donald CAMERON MC

CAMERON, Donald

Service Number: 115
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 1st Pioneer Battalion
Born: Smythesdale, Victoria, Australia., 3 September 1883
Home Town: Rokewood, Golden Plains, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Fitter
Died: Mordialliac, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 4 February 1963, aged 79 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Springvale Garden of Remembrance & Crematorium, Victoria
Cremated Ashes Scattered
Memorials: Rokewood Soldiers Honour Board, Shelford Shire of Leigh Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

21 Oct 1914: Involvement Sapper, SN 115, 2nd Field Company Engineers
21 Oct 1914: Embarked Sapper, SN 115, 2nd Field Company Engineers, HMAT Orvieto, Melbourne
13 Jun 1915: Involvement Major, 12th Light Horse Regiment
13 Jun 1915: Embarked Major, 12th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Suevic, Sydney
9 Mar 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 2nd Field Company Engineers
9 Aug 1916: Promoted Second Lieutenant, 1st Pioneer Battalion
14 Dec 1916: Promoted Lieutenant, 1st Pioneer Battalion
15 Sep 1919: Honoured Military Cross

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Biography contributed by Amanda Dickson

Married Mabel Irene Clarke (previously married with three children) and owned the Linton Hotel.Donald farmed whilst his wife ran the hotel.They later moved to Mortlake and ran "Macs Hotel".