Roy CAMERON

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CAMERON, Roy

Service Number: 3028
Enlisted: 23 August 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 55th Infantry Battalion
Born: Woodstock, Cowra, New South Wales, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Woodstock, Cowra, New South Wales
Schooling: Woodstock State School
Occupation: Lift Attendant / Saddler
Died: Gun shot wound to abdomen, received in action - died of wounds, 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, Etaples, France, 1 October 1916, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Estaires Communal Cemetery and Extension
Plot II, Row K, Grave 13
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Haymarket NSW Government Railway and Tramway Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

23 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3028
20 Dec 1915: Involvement Private, SN 3028, 17th Infantry Battalion
20 Dec 1915: Embarked Private, SN 3028, 17th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Suevic, Sydney
18 Feb 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3028, 55th Infantry Battalion
1 Oct 1916: Involvement Private, SN 3028, 55th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Glenunga International High School

World War 1, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.

Roy Cameron who had no past experience in the army fought in World War 1, service number 3028. He was born in Woodstock, New South Wales, Australia. was in the 55th Australian infantry battalion.

Not long after arriving in France on 30 June 1916, the battalion entered the frontline trenches for the first time on 12 July and fought its first major battle at Fromelles a week later. Roy Cameron died in France at age 18 from wounds.

 

 

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