James Pullar CAMERON


CAMERON, James Pullar

Service Numbers: 605, 686
Enlisted: 11 September 1914, Orbost, Victoria
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 8th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Orbost, Victoria, 1891
Home Town: Orbost, East Gippsland, Victoria
Schooling: Orbost State School
Occupation: Locomotive Engine driver
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, 7 August 1915
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

11 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 605, Orbost, Victoria
12 Feb 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 686, 8th Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
12 Feb 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 686, 8th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Armadale, Melbourne
29 May 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Trooper, SN 686, 8th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, GSW (chest)
7 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Trooper, SN 686, 8th Light Horse Regiment, The August Offensive - Lone Pine, Suvla Bay, Sari Bair, The Nek and Hill 60 - Gallipoli
7 Aug 1915: Involvement 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Original Service Number shown as 605 on Attestation and Service Record

Son of Robert Pullar Cameron and Pennel Cameron. Native of Orbost, Victoria

"...686 (previously 605) Private (Pte) James Pullar Cameron, 8th Light Horse Regiment from Orbost, Victoria. A 23 year old engine driver prior to enlisting on 11 September 1914, he embarked for overseas with the 2nd Reinforcements from Melbourne on 12 February 1915 aboard HMAT Armadale. While serving at Gallipoli, he was wounded in action on 29 April 1915 and evacuated to Malta for medical treatment. Three weeks later, he had recovered and rejoined the regiment at Gallipoli only to be killed in action on 7 August 1915. Pte Cameron is commemorated on the Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey with others who have no known grave." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)