James Whamond CAMERON


CAMERON, James Whamond

Service Number: 437116
Enlisted: 7 November 1942, Adelaide, SA
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 1 Operational Training Unit (RAAF) Nhill, Bairnsdale, East Sale
Born: Angus, Scotland, 23 October 1914
Home Town: Parafield, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Accidental, East Sale, 5 October 1943, aged 28 years
Cemetery: Sale Public (and War) Cemetery, Victoria
War Section Plot B Row B Grave
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Bairnsdale Royal Australian Air Force Memorial
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World War 2 Service

7 Nov 1942: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN 437116, No. 1 Operational Training Unit (RAAF) Nhill, Bairnsdale, East Sale
7 Nov 1942: Enlisted Adelaide, SA
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of James and Elizabeth Cameron; husband of Hazel Gwen Cameron, of Adelaide, South Australia.

MELBOURNE.-A flying instructor, who won the Distinguished Flying Cross last year, and a trainee pilot, were killed when an aircraft crashed in Victoria on a training flight. Details of the accident which occurred on Tuesday were officially announced today.
The victims were:
Flight-Lieutenant Frank Morcombe, D.F.C., 30, of Western Australia, flying instructor, and Sergeant James Whamond Cameron, 28, of Braeslde, South Australia, trainee pilot. Sgt. Cameron. a native of Scotland, was a mercantile marine engineer before enlisting in the R.A.A.F.