John Cameron

 

Died aged 35 on 10/5/1920. He was Corporal R/15457 3rd Bn. Kings Royal Rifle Corps. The son of Robert and Jeannie Cameron of 570 Great Northern Road, Woodside, Aberdeen. MIC reads – Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals, landing in France on 27/10/15. The Son of Robert and Jeannie Cameron, of 570, Great Northern Rd., Woodside, Aberdeen.
John also won the Military Medal and the Medaille Militaire. These medals were sold at auction by Dix Noonan and Webb in 2000, catalogue description –


“A Great War ‘Salonika’ MM pair to Acting Sergeant J. Cameron, Kings Royal Rifle Corps, Military Medal, G.V.R. R-15457,-A.Sjt., 3/K.R. Rif. C. official correction to part of surname; French Medaille Militaire, this with enamel damage, otherwise generally good very fine or better 2 E120-150 M.M. London Gazette 13th September 1918. Medaille Militaire London Gazette 21st July 1919. Jon Cameron enlisted in the Kings Royal Rifle Corps on 7th September 1915, having previously seen service with the Gordon Highlanders and the Rhodesian Regiment. He went with the 3rd Bn. to France on 26th October 1915, being moved to Salonika on 18th November 1915. The award of the Military Medal was made to him when, whilst in charge of a Scout’s Section, he led a very successful patrol against the enemy, inflicting several casualties without suffering any himself. Whilst still serving in Salonika he became sick with malaria, and as a result was sent back to England on 16th October 1918. He died at Wharncliffe War Hospital, Sheffield, on 9th August ?1920 at the age of 35 years. Cameron’s MM is just one awarded to the 3rd Bn. K.R.R.C. for Salonika”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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