CHARLES PETER GWYDYR CAMERON

 

Born: 18th January 1885, Harlesden, Middlesex.

Died: 30th April 1918; age: 33; severely wounded at Steenvoorde on the 29th April and died of his wounds the following day.

Residence: Millbank, Bramford, Suffolk.

Date of Entry Therein: 14th October 1914 – Ipswich.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star + Military Cross.

 

Rank: Brigade Major.

Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery, Staff, Corps Heavy Artillery IX Corps.

 

Grave Reference:

II.D.8.

Arneke British Cemetery,

Anneke,

France.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Dr. C.H.H. Cameron; husband of Dorothy S. Cameron, of 7, Corder Road, Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

 

1891   19, Blessington Road, Lee, London.

 

Peter was 6 years old and living with his maternal aunt & uncle, cousins, spinster maternal aunt and spinster paternal aunt.

Charles George Clarke, 58, a retired Army Officer, born Stoneham, Devonshire.

Charlotte Sarah Amhurst Clarke (nee Shepherd), 47, born Torrington, Devonshire.

Evelyn Phoebe Clarke, 24, born Plymouth, Devonshire.

Arthur Percy Stewart Clarke, 22, a Banker’s Clerk, born Lewisham, London.

Violet Sybil Amhurst Clarke, 18, born Lewisham.

Caroline A. Clarke, 50, born Stoneham.

Emily Frances Shepherd, 37, born Charlton Kings, Gloucestershire.

1 visitor.

1 general domestic servant.

 

1901   35, Church Street, Eastbourne, East Sussex.

 

Peter was 16 years old and living with his parents, siblings and spinster maternal aunt.

Charles Hamilton Hone Cameron, 48, a Medical Practitioner – own account, born Petersham, Surrey.

Mary Lousia Savile Cameron (nee Shepherd), 47, born Charlton Kings, Gloucestershire.

Marcia Ruth Jean Cameron, 4, born Eastbourne.

Ewen Paul Burrell Cameron, 3, born Eastbourne.

Emily, 48.

1 boarder.

1 cook.

1 housemaid.

 

1911   China & Hong Kong.

 

Charles was 26 years old, ranked a Lieutenant in the Royal Garrison Artillery, of the Hong Kong Singapore Battalion.

 

Charles attended Ipswich School and Eastbourne College where he was a Home Boarder from January 1899 to July 1903 . He was a House Prefect and a Colour Sergeant in the O.T.C. Charles went from Eastbourne College into the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, from which he received his commission in the Royal Garrison Artillery in 1905. He served in Hong Kong and was sent out to France with a Heavy Battery of artillery early in October 1914. After two years’ service in France, in the course of which he was mentioned in dispatches and awarded the Military Cross, he was placed on the staff as Brigade Major of Heavy Artillery IXth Corps.

 

On the 19th July 1911, at St. Paul’s Church, Covent Garden, London, Charles married Dorothy Scott Oliver, born 1886, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland. They had 2 sons:

David Charles Cameron, born October 1912, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

Alistair Cameron, born 1917, Samford, Suffolk.

 

Probate to Dorothy Scott Cameron – widow.

 

Extra information courtesy of Michael Partridge College Archivist www.eastbourne-college.co.uk/

Charles is remembered on Ipswich School’s war Memorial.

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