Harrison Westropp (Harry) CAMERON


CAMERON, Harrison Westropp

Service Number: 933
Enlisted: 29 December 1914, Brisbane
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 5th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Blackbutt, Queensland, 21 December 1888
Home Town: Blackbutt, South Burnett, Queensland
Schooling: Kangaroo Point State School, Brisbane
Occupation: Selector
Died: Killed in Action, Palestine, 28 July 1918, aged 29 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Initially buried in a gravesite on the North Bank of Wadi Auja
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, East Brisbane War Memorial, East Brisbane War Memorial, Jerusalem Memorial, Nanango War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

29 Dec 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 933, 5th Light Horse Regiment, Brisbane
17 May 1915: Involvement Private, SN 933, 5th Light Horse Regiment
17 May 1915: Embarked Private, SN 933, 5th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Malakuta, Newcastle
2 Aug 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Driver, 5th Light Horse Regiment
25 Apr 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 933, 5th Light Horse Regiment
7 Nov 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Trooper, 5th Light Horse Regiment, Egypt and Palestine - Light Horse and AFC Operations, Gun shot wound to head
28 Jul 1918: Involvement Trooper, SN 933, 5th Light Horse Regiment

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Harrison (Harry) Westropp CAMERON was born on 21st December, 1888 at Blackbutt, Queensland

His parents were Charles John Alexander CAMERON and Sarah Jane Dorothy BURGESS

He enlisted in Brisbane on 29th December, 1914 and embarked with the 5th Light Horse Regiment, 5th Reinforcements from Newcastle, NSW on the HMAT Malakuta on 17th May, 1915

Harrison was Killed in Action on 28th July, 1918 in Palestine - he was buried in a gravesite on the North Bank of Wadi Auja but his grave is now recorded as unknown

His name is memorialised on the Jerusalem War Memorial, Israel, The Manango War Memorial in Queensland and the Australian War Memorial

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


His brother Clifford Armitage CAMERON (SN859) of the 2nd Light Horse Regiment was also Killed in Action in Palestine on 9th January, 1917


Brisbane Courier, 28th July, 1919 page 6


CAMERON - In fond and loving memory of our dear son, Trooper Harrison Westropp Cameron, 5th Light Horse, A.I.F., killed in action, Valley of Jordan, 28th July, 1918, second eldest son of Mrs. & Mrs. Alexander Cameron, Stafford St. East Brisbane

"One of the best, a helping hand , he gave to all he knew,

Until at last he gave his life , to help the Empire through."

Inserted by his loving parents.


"Killed in action, said the cables, that is all the tale they tell,

Of the brave young lads who loved us, of the ones we loved so well.

Some may think you are forgotten, when they see us smile

But they little know the sorrow, that the smile hides all the while

We picture him safe returning, we longed to clasp his hand

God has postponed the meeting, twill be in a better land"

Inserted by his loving sister and brother in Law, Isabel and Jack Gibson