Hugh (Hughie) CAMERON


Service Number: 1640
Enlisted: 4 January 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 9th Infantry Battalion
Born: Wandsworth, New South Wales, Australia, 1882
Home Town: Wandsworth, Guyra, New South Wales
Schooling: Wandsworth Public School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 1 June 1916
Cemetery: Rue-du-Bois Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix
Plot I, Row D, Grave 20,
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Guyra District Great War Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

4 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 1640, 9th Infantry Battalion
13 Feb 1915: Involvement Private, 1640, 9th Infantry Battalion
13 Feb 1915: Embarked Private, 1640, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Seang Choon, Brisbane


Hughie and his 2 brothers, John and Harold Norman died in WW!.

Hugh Cameron

Hugh was the elder of John & Rachel Camerons three sons who died serving their country in WW1. Hugh was Lance Corporal, killed in action on 1 June 1916 in France, having enlisted at the age of 32yrs 4 mths. He is buried in the Rue David Group of cemeteries at Rue du Bois 4 and a half miles west of Armenteries, Plot 1, row D grave 20. The boys were obviously loved and respected by their nephew as he named his own children after them.


The elder of three of the sons of Rachel and John Cameron who gave their lives for their country. Hughie was killed in action in Fanders.

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Biography contributed by Stephen Brooks

Hugh Cameron served on Gallipoli from May 1915 until the evacuation. His father had passed away when he was only 15 years of age, due to a gun accident. His two younger brothers had already died when Hugh was killed during the early days of the Australians on the Western Front.

His brother, 1115 Pte. John Cameron 2nd Battalion AIF had been killed in action at Anzac on 2 May 1915, aged 20. Another younger brother, 2298 Pte. Harold Norman Cameron 20th Battalion AIF, had died of wounds only three weeks before Hugh’s death, on 5 May 1916, aged 19.

Their mother was Mrs. Rachel Cameron of Wandsworth NSW.