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James Cameron

241893 L/Cpl

2nd/6th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, 182nd Infantry Brigade, 61 Division

Age: 21

Date of Death: 3.9.17

Buried: Tyne Cot Memorial Panel 23 to 28

Family history: He was the second son of James and Helen Cameron, 91 Main Street, Bainsford. Prior to enlisting in the Highland Cyclist Battalion he was employed as a moulder at Mungal Foundry. His brother joined the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders but was discharged to work in the munitions industry in Falkirk.

The action leading to his death

The Battalion was in the line at Pommern Redoubt on Frezenberg Ridge. The War Diary for the 3 September records:

(Linesman Map)

In a letter to his parents a comrade wrote that they were going over and encountered heavy machine gun fire: ‘Jimmie was leading his section, and he turned round and said, ‘Come on boys, let’s get at them.’ the Regiments chaplain wrote to his parents that they were taking a German strong point when an explosive bullet struck Lance Corporal Cameron in the back and killed his instantaneously.

Medals Awarded

British Medal, Victory Medal

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