CAMERON, Frederick (Fred) Thomas F T

Service:
Army
Rank:
Private; Second Corporal; Corporal
Unit:
2nd Reinforcements, Auckland Infantry Battalion; New Zealand Engineers
Place Enlisted:
Unknown
Service Number:
12/1166; 4/1166A
Home Address:
Hora Hora ValleyWhangareiNorth AucklandNew Zealand
Family Details:

His parents were William and Margaret Cameron, of Hora Hora Valley, Whangarei, New Zealand but originally from Holwick  

According to the record of Frederick Thomas' funeral in the Teesdale Mercury of 18th October 1916, he was the fourth son of William and Margaret. His brothers included Frank Cameron, New Zealand Rifle Brigade and Harry James Cameron, Wellington Regiment, N.Z.E.F (see separate entry in Roll of Honour database).  His funeral was attended by uncles and aunts including Jeremiah Cameron, a Lead Miner and resident of Holwick, Mr and Mrs John Lowes and Mr and Mrs Ed Collinson. Also present were cousins Mr and Mrs W Lee and Mr and Mrs George Bell 

Date of Birth:
Unknown
Place of Birth:
Unknown
Death:
5th Oct 1916
Place of Death
North Cambridge Hospital, England
Cause of Death:
Pneumonia
Place of Burial:
Laithkirk (Lune Chapel) Churchyard
Obituary:

Teesdale Mercury, 18th October 1916

Notes:

According to the Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph database and the Teesdale Mercury article, his parents emigrated to New Zealand from Holwick in around 1879 during a depression in the lead mining industry. Frederick embarked with the Auckland Infantry Battalion on 14 December 1914 at Wellington, New Zealand, for Suez, Egypt. (Transport: HMNZT 13, 14, 15. Vessels: Verdala or Willochra or Knight of the Garter.)  He first saw active service on the initial landing of the Anzacs at the Daradanelles. Having been wounded in the leg, he was hospitalised in England. On his recovery, he went to Egypt, then France, where he contracted Pneumonia. He was sent to the First Eastern General Hospital, Cambridge, then to North Cambridge Hospital, Wisbech, where he died on 5th October 2016. The last rank he held was Second Corporal. His gravestone in Laithkirk Churchyard records his death as 22 years 11 months. On www.cwgc.org it is given as 23 years.

Teesdale Mercury 11.10.1916 - Page 5: Column 6

Roll of Honour - Corp F.T. Cameron, late Holwich, aged 22

 

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