William Valentine CAMPER

CAMPER, William Valentine

Service Numbers: 2659, 326
Enlisted: 28 September 1914, Ariah Park, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 7th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Wentworth, New South Wales, Australia, 14 February 1881
Home Town: Wentworth, Wentworth, New South Wales
Schooling: Wentworth & Hay Public Schools, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Illness, Lady Davidson Home, Turramurra, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 7 May 1946, aged 65 years
Cemetery: Northern Suburbs Memorial Gardens and Crematorium, NSW
Memorials: Roseworthy Agricultural College Roll of Honour
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Boer War Service

1 Oct 1899: Involvement Trooper, 2659, 3rd New South Wales Imperial Bushmen
22 Mar 1901: Embarked Australian and Colonial Military Forces - Boer War Contingents, Trooper, 2659, 3rd New South Wales Imperial Bushmen, Ship Ranee from Sydney

World War 1 Service

28 Sep 1914: Enlisted Australian Army (Post WW2), 326, 7th Light Horse Regiment, Ariah Park, NSW
20 Dec 1914: Involvement Private, 326, 7th Light Horse Regiment, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '2' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Ayrshire embarkation_ship_number: A33 public_note: ''
20 Dec 1914: Embarked Private, 326, 7th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Ayrshire, Sydney
23 Dec 1918: Discharged Australian Army (Post WW2), 326, 7th Light Horse Regiment

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

William Valentine CAMPER was born on 14th February, 1881 in Wentworth, New South Wales

His parents were William CAMPER & Eleanor Julia SCOTT who married in Wentworth in 1875

He enlisted with the 3rd NSW Imperial Bushmen to serve in the Boer War & embarked on the ship Ranee on 22nd March, 1901

He returned to Australia in May, 1902 on the ship Aurania arriving in Sydney on 2nd June 1902

WW1 details

William enlisted in Ariah Park, NSW on 28th September, 1914 and embarked from Sydney as a Trooper with the 7th Light Horse Regiment on the ship Ayrshire on 20th December, 1914

He returned to Australia on 23rd December, 1918 and was discharged on 15th April, 1919

He died on 7th May, 1946 at the Lady Davidson Home in Turramurra, Sydney and was cremated in the Northern Suburbs Crematorium at North Ryde


His brother Alan Lyle CAMPER (SN 1219) served in WW1 and returned to Australia in 1919