Angus (Dooley) CAMERON

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CAMERON, Angus

Service Number: 731
Enlisted: 19 August 1914, Eastern Hill, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 6th Infantry Battalion
Born: Teddywaddi, Victoria, Australia, October 1888
Home Town: Saint Arnaud, Northern Grampians, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915
Cemetery: Lone Pine Cemetery, ANZAC
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

19 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 731, Eastern Hill, Victoria
19 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 731, 6th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
19 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 731, 6th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Melbourne
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 731, 6th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Stephen Brooks

Brother 7/822 Driver Louis Cameron New Zealand Field Artillery, NZEF died of illness 5 February 1919 age 34. Son of Mary Cameron of St. Arnaud, Victoria, and the late Ewen Cameron. Grave/Memorial Reference: C. 379. TIDWORTH MILITARY CEMETERY. Listed on the Commemorative Roll at the AWM.

5 brothers  from the Cameron family served, 

1350 Private Alan Cameron 46th Battalion returned to Australia 23 September 1918.

790 Private James Ewan Cameron 22nd Battalion AIF returned to Australia 3 March 1916.

80 Corporal William Cameron 1st Field Artillery Brigade AIF returned to Australia 3 December 1918. 

Quambatook Times (Vic. : 1914 - 1918), Wednesday 21 June 1916, page 3 Chlllingollah. 

Private Valentine Angus Cameron, who was reported missing for some time, has now to be added to the roll of heroes who have laid down their lives for the empire. Information was received by Father Doyle in a telegram from the Defence department as follows:— " Officially reported Private A. Cameron, previously reported missing, was killed in action 25th April, 1916. Kindly inform his mother, Mrs. M. Cameron, Canterbury street, St. Arnaud, and convey regret and sympathy of the King and Queen, and Common wealth in loss sustained. Wire me when you do this. Reply paid.—Col. Hawker." While deeply grieved Mrs Cameron cherishes the thought that her son died fighting for his country and all that was dear to him. Private Cameron enlisted in Melbourne at the outbreak of the war, and embarked with the first contingent. He took part in the famous charge at Gallipoli, which has made the name of the Australians thus engaged revered throughout the length and breadth of honorable nations. He was 27 years of age, and was well known throughout the St. Arnaud district. The patriotism of the family is evidenced by the fact that no fewer than five sons enlisted and went to the front.

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