Gordon Peter CAMERON


CAMERON, Gordon Peter

Service Number: 88
Enlisted: 17 August 1914, Enlisted at Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion
Born: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1 June 1891
Home Town: Brunswick, Moreland, Victoria
Schooling: West Brunswick State School, Victoria
Occupation: Tram Conductor
Died: Killed in action, Steel's Post, Gallipoli, 12 July 1915, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Shrapnel Valley Cemetery, Gallipoli
Plot 1, Row C, Grave 13 Headstone inscription reads: A dinkum Aussie
Memorials: Melbourne & Metropolitan Tramways Board HR, Moreland State School No 2837 HR
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World War 1 Service

17 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 88, 7th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Melbourne, Victoria
19 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, SN 88, 7th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC Gallipoli
19 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, SN 88, 7th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Melbourne
14 May 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 7th Infantry Battalion, At Gallipoli
12 Jul 1915: Involvement Lance Corporal, SN 88, 7th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Foster son of William Henry Pegg of 24 Passfield Street, West Brunswick, Victoria. Gordon was adopted by William and his wife as a young child from the Neglected Childrens Department, Melbourne. He was an illegitiment child of a Miss Cameron and the name of his father is unknown

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in the school cadets

Killed while taking part with a voluntary party of ten men on a German Officers' Trench, near Steele's Post. 8 were killed and 2 were wounded