Richard Andrew CAMM MID

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CAMM, Richard Andrew

Service Numbers: 382, VX16147
Enlisted: 30 August 1914, Pontville, Tasmania
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: 2nd/2nd Pioneer Battalion
Born: Zeehan, Tasmania, Australia, 29 January 1893
Home Town: Scottsdale, Dorset, Tasmania
Schooling: State School, Scottsdale, Tasmania, Australia
Occupation: Sheep & Poultry farmer
Died: Killed in Action, Syria, 27 June 1941, aged 48 years
Cemetery: Damascus Commonwealth War Cemetery, Syria
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Bridport HR, Kilmore War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

30 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, SN 382, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, Pontville, Tasmania
20 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 382, 3rd Light Horse Regiment
20 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 382, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Geelong, Hobart

World War 2 Service

22 May 1940: Involvement SN VX16147, 2nd/2nd Pioneer Battalion

World War 1 Service

22 May 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), SN VX16147, 2nd/2nd Pioneer Battalion, Caulfield, Victoria

World War 2 Service

22 May 1940: Enlisted SN VX16147, 2nd/2nd Pioneer Battalion
27 Jun 1941: Involvement Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Captain, SN VX16147
26 Dec 1941: Honoured Mention in Dispatches, For conspicuous services rendered
Date unknown: Discharged SN VX16147, 2nd/2nd Pioneer Battalion

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Richard Andrew CAMM was born in Zeehan, Tasmania on 29th January, 1893

His parents were Richard CAMM & Catherine Kinnear GILL who married in Tasmania on 4th June, 1890

He married Grace Elizabeth WARDLAW - one known son Richard

Richard served in both WW1 and WW2 with the 3rd Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron & the  2/2nd Pioneers Battalion 

He was Killed in Action in Syria on 27th June, 1941 and is buried in the Damascus Commonwealth War Cemetery

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His son Richard CAMM (SN VX51879) also served with him during WW2 in the 2/2nd Pioneers Battalion and was listed as missing in Syria & later as Killed in Action on 14th September, 1944

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