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CAMERON Hugh Allan

Service number 2648

Hugh Allan Cameron was transferred to the 1st Light Horse Machine Gun Squadron on 2ndJune 1917. On the 10thJanuary 1919 Hugh was promoted to Corporal. Returned to Australia on the 27thOctober 1919. Discharged on the 11thDecember 1919. Hugh married Helen Mary Malseed in 1915. Hugh re-enlisted for World War Two, Service No V91411.

Died on the 10thJune 1967 at Heywood, Victoria.

Buried in June 1967 at Heywood Cemetery.

Hamilton Spectator (4th February 1916)

“With The Colours.

Messrs Albert Sewell Cottier and Hugh Allan Cameron are the latest recruits who have volunteered for active service abroad, from Heywood, they are in training at camp. Both are members of the Heywood Rifle Club and Mr H Cameron is one of the best shots. He put on 176 (top score) in the last musketry shoot and is a winner of several local prizes.”

Name CAMERON, Hugh Allan
Service Number 2648
Rank Private
Roll 4 Light Horse Regiment 13-25 Reinforcements (January 1916-January 1917)
Conflict First World War 1914-1918
Embarked 11th July 1916
City Melbourne
Ship RMS Mongolia
Age 22 years
Birth Place 3rd March 1894, Heywood, Victoria
Father Hugh Cameron, Post Office, Heywood, Victoria
Mother Mary Cameron
Religion Presbyterian
Occupation Carpenter
Residence Heywood, Victoria
Enlisted 26th January 1916
Height 5 feet, 7½ inches
Complexion Fresh; Eyes- Blue; Hair- Brown