Regimental number12/331
Date of birth18 July 1884
Place of birthForres, Morayshire, Scotland
AddressWaipa Camp, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Marital statusSingle
Height5' 9"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinFather, Duncan Cameron, Birnie, Elgin, Scotland
Previous military serviceServed for 8 years in the Seaforth Highlanders, British Army (on Northwest Frontier, India, for 6 months); time expired; and in South African War (1st and 7th Contingents) (service abroad: 1 year 55 days).
Rank on embarkationPrivate
Enlistment statusVolunteer
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, Main Body, Auckland Infantry Battalion
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on 16 October 1914
The Auckland Infantry Battalion in the Main Body left New Zealand on board two ships, HMNZT 8 ('Star of India') and HMNZT 12 ('Waimana'). It is not possible from the Nominal Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Final rankCompany Sergeant Major
Final unit2nd Battalion, Auckland Infantry Regiment
FateDischarged in England 11 February 1917
Discharge date11 February 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Wellington, 13 October 1914; found guilty, 18 November 1914, of attempting to break ship: awarded 168 hours' detention with loss of pay; disembarked Alexandria, 3 December 1914.

Charged with drunkenness while defaulting, and using obscene language, and insolence to an NCO, Ismailia, 11 February 1915: remanded; elected to have Court Martial [no further details recorded].

Admitted to NZ Field Ambulance, Gallipoli, 11 June 1915; discharged to duty, 13 June 1915.

Appointed Acting Corporal, 1 July 1915; Sergeant (date indecipherable).

Disembarked Alexandria, 27 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Promoted Company Sergeant Major, 1 March 1916.

Marched into NZ Base Depot, Etaples, 3 August 1916.

Recommended by General Godley for Imperial Commission; marched out and proceeded to England, 4 August 1916. Transferred to No 6 Officer Cadet Bn, Balliol College, Oxford, 4 November 1916.

Discharged in England, 11 February 1917; commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant, 10th Yorkshire and Lancashire Regiment, British Army.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body
SourcesArchives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 18805

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