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| occupation   = Truck driver
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| religion   = Presbyterian
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| address   = Albany road, Kelmscott
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| nextofkin      = Mrs Enysworth Christian Prudence Cameron
 
| regnumber   = [https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=6454307  WX1374]
 
| regnumber   = [https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=6454307  WX1374]
 
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| enlistmentdate  = 7 Nov 1939
 
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==War Service==
 
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The day after his enlistment he was posted to the Petrol Company at Northam, and on 28 Nov 1939 he entrained for Broadmeadows, Victoria.
  
  
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On 11 Jan 1941 he embarked on [[HMT Empress of Japan]] (Code named VI) in Port Melbourne as part of convoy US 1, for Kantara in Egypt where he disembarked on 14 Jan 1940. During the voyage he had been admitted to the ship's hospital from 24 - 26 Jan 1940 suffering with Vaccina (cowpox). In Qastina Palestine on 12 Mar 1940 he was admitted to the C.D.S., before being released on 15 Mar 1940. On 1 & 2 Aug 1940 he was admitted to the C.R.S., then on 30 Aug 1940 he was transferred to the AASC Composite Company. However, on 16 Nov 1940 he was returned to the Petrol Company and on 28 Nov 1940 he was graded as Group III Driver Motor Transport 1st class. From 15 - 25 Dec 1940 he was detached to the Composite Company before transferring to the 19th Brigade ASC Composite Company on 19 Mar 1941.
  
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On 9 Apr 1941  he embarked for Greece from Egypt, returning to Egypt on 22 May 1941. He was transferred to the Depot Battalion on 10 Jul 1941 where on 27 Jul 1941 he was classified as Temporarily unfit for service, but deemed likely to be fit within 6 months. On 23 Jul 1941 he had been admitted to [[2/1st Australian General Hospital]] as "epileptic for observation". On 30 Jul 1941 he was discharged from hospital, with his problem labelled as 'nocturnal epilepsy'. From 8 - 15 August he returned to [[2/1st Australian General Hospital]] for further observation.
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Discharged 20 Feb 1942 on medical grounds
  
 
==Post War==
 
==Post War==

Revision as of 15:22, 4 December 2019

Jack Cameron
Cameron Jack.jpg
Personal Information
Date of Birth 3 Jul 1904
Place of Birth North Fremantle. Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 35 years, 3 months
Occupation Truck driver
Religion Presbyterian
Address Albany road, Kelmscott
Next of Kin Wife , Mrs Enysworth Christian Prudence Cameron
Military Information
Reg Number WX1374
Date of Enlistment 7 Nov 1939
Rank Private
Military Movement
1st Departure from Australia
Journey Dates 11 Jan 1940 ‒ 14 Feb 1940
Transport Details HMT Empress of Japan Melbourne to Kantara, Egypt
Transfers
Journey Dates 9 Apr 1941
Transport Details Egypt to Greece Egypt to Greece
Journey Dates 22 May 1941
Post War Details



Pre War

War Service

The day after his enlistment he was posted to the Petrol Company at Northam, and on 28 Nov 1939 he entrained for Broadmeadows, Victoria.


On 11 Jan 1941 he embarked on HMT Empress of Japan (Code named VI) in Port Melbourne as part of convoy US 1, for Kantara in Egypt where he disembarked on 14 Jan 1940. During the voyage he had been admitted to the ship's hospital from 24 - 26 Jan 1940 suffering with Vaccina (cowpox). In Qastina Palestine on 12 Mar 1940 he was admitted to the C.D.S., before being released on 15 Mar 1940. On 1 & 2 Aug 1940 he was admitted to the C.R.S., then on 30 Aug 1940 he was transferred to the AASC Composite Company. However, on 16 Nov 1940 he was returned to the Petrol Company and on 28 Nov 1940 he was graded as Group III Driver Motor Transport 1st class. From 15 - 25 Dec 1940 he was detached to the Composite Company before transferring to the 19th Brigade ASC Composite Company on 19 Mar 1941.


On 9 Apr 1941 he embarked for Greece from Egypt, returning to Egypt on 22 May 1941. He was transferred to the Depot Battalion on 10 Jul 1941 where on 27 Jul 1941 he was classified as Temporarily unfit for service, but deemed likely to be fit within 6 months. On 23 Jul 1941 he had been admitted to 2/1st Australian General Hospital as "epileptic for observation". On 30 Jul 1941 he was discharged from hospital, with his problem labelled as 'nocturnal epilepsy'. From 8 - 15 August he returned to 2/1st Australian General Hospital for further observation.


Discharged 20 Feb 1942 on medical grounds

Post War

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