Archibald Cameron

Informations sur naissance

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Lieu de naissance:
Forbes, New South Wales, Australia

Informations générales


Informations service militaire

Force armée:
Australian Imperial Force
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Incorporation nom de lieu:
Parkes, New South Wales, Australia
 —  Australian Infantry, 53rd Bn.  (Dernière unité connue)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
Lieu de décès:
North of Polygon Wood, Belgique
Cause du décès:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)


Buttes New British Cemetery, Polygon Wood
Parcelle: XXX
Rangée: A
Tombe: 10

Distinctions et médailles 2

British War Medal
Victory Medal

Points d'intérêt 2

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Mon histoire

Private Archibald Cameron served in the Australian Infantry 53rd Battalion, part of the 14th Australian Brigade, of the 5th Australian Division. The Australian Infantry 53rd Battalion participated in the Battle of Polygon Wood on the 26th of September 1917. The 14th Australian Brigade attacked with the 53rd Battalion; the 56th and 55th Battalions were in support.
At 5.50 a.m., zero hour, the men of the 53rd advanced through Polygon Wood behind a creeping barrage. Their objective was the Butte in Polygon Wood. The advance went well and the Battalion rushed and captured a German strongpoint on the way. After slight fighting they managed to establish themselves on the Butte. Bombing parties were sent down the dugouts to clear the Butte. The objective was reached and cleared at 6.25 a.m. and the companies consolidated their positions under cover of a barrage. The attack was then taken up by the 56th and 55th Battalion. In order to consolidate their position the 53rd Battalion sent out several patrols in and around the Butte to deal with individual snipers and German positions.
The Battalion had consolidated in depth but owing to heavy shell fire on all back areas and heavy casualties the parties had to be brought forward to the Red Line.
Private Archibald Cameron fell during the Battle of Polygon Wood on the 26th of September 1917. He was initially buried in a field North of Polygon Wood and West of Albania Wood. His grave was on the Divisional boundary between the 5th and 4th Australian Divisions. According to several witness reports in his Red Cross Wounded and Missing File, Private Archibald Cameron was slightly wounded in the cheek during the attack. He was told to let his wound be treated at a dressing station. He was possibly killed on his way during the dressing station, as the back area was heavily shelled by the German artillery. Archibald Cameron’s remains were exhumed after the war and he was interred in Buttes New British Cemetery, Polygon Wood.

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"The Third Ypres Passchendaele. The Day-by-Day Account", McCarthy C., London, Arms & Armour Press, 1995, pg. 85-88.
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Australian War Memorial
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National Archives of Australia
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The Long, Long Trail
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War Diary A.I.F. 53rd Bn.
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