Ethelbert Allan CAMERON

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CAMERON, Ethelbert Allan

Service Numbers: 2811, N99795
Enlisted: 14 February 1916, Lismore, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 16th Garrison Battalion
Born: Great Marlow, New South Wales, 7 August 1890
Home Town: Lismore, New South Wales
Schooling: Not known
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Died of Illness, Hay, New South Wales, 7 November 1940, aged 50 years
Cemetery: Grafton Cemetery, NSW
Memorials: Alumny Creek School & District WWI Honour Roll (NSW), Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

14 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2811, Lismore, New South Wales
8 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2811, 5th Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
8 Jul 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2811, 5th Light Horse Regiment, RMS Mongolia, Sydney
16 Oct 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Driver, SN 2811, 2nd Light Horse Brigade Signal Troop

World War 2 Service

1 Nov 1940: Enlisted Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Private, SN N99795, Sydney, New South Wales
7 Nov 1940: Involvement Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Private, SN N99795, 16th Garrison Battalion, Homeland Defence - Militia and non deployed forces

Obituary - Ethelbert Allan Cameron

The death occurred at Hay yesterday afternoon of Mr. Ethelbert Allan Cameron, a farmer of Great Marlow, at the age of 43 years.
Deceased was a returned soldier and had left Grafton only a week ago to join the 16th Garrison Battalion at Hay, where he was on duty when he died.
He served with the 5th Light Horse Regiment in Palestine during the Great War and later with his brother, Angus, served with an engineers unit in Palestine.
Whilst he was residing at Great Marlow he was a member of the 15th Light Horse Regiment, and when the present war broke out he enlisted for home service, and was detailed for duty at the internees camp at Hay.
Deceased was an unmarried man and is survived by two brothers, Angus and Barton Alexander, of Great Marlow, and three sisters, Misses Maud, Dorothy and Inex Cameron, of Great Marlow, and Mrs. G. Horn, of Sydney.
The remains will be brought back to Grafton for burial. - The Daily Examiner, Grafton, issue dated Friday November 8, 1940.

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Ethelbert Allan CAMERON was born in Great Marlow, NSW in 1890

His parents were Alexander CAMERON & Emily Edith CLEMENTS

He served in both WW1 and WW2 and during the Great War was one of the body guard chosen for the triumphant march by General Allenby into Damascus