Name:-   Cameron, Peter

Nationality:-    UK

Age :-   18

Rank:-   Lance Corporal

Number:-  11224


Service:-   Army

Regiment / ship:-  6th Bn., Royal Scots Fusillers

Date of death:-   25th August 1915

Cemetery / Memorial:-    Vermelles British Cemetery, France

Area of cemetery / memorial :-    I.F.20.

Family information:-    Son of Donald Cameron and Agnes Dempster Cameron of "Mosswell", Prestwick, Ayrshire.  Native of Blacklunans, Blairgowrie.

1901 Census

Collessie, Fife

Donald Cameron, head, 31, railway engine stoker, b. Kirkmichael, Perthshire

Agnes Cameron, wife, 53, b. Collessie

Barbara J Cameron, daughter, 7, scholar, b. Collessie

Sarah Cameron, daughter, 5, b. Collessie

Peter Camerson, son, 3, b. Collessie

James D Cameron, son, 1, b. Collessie

Extra information:-   

On memorial at Netherton Church, Glenshee

Blairgowrie Advertiser 4th September 1915 page 4

"Blacklunans Soldier Falls to German Snipers"

"On Saturday last, information was received that Lance-Corporal Peter Cameron, Royal Scots Fusiliers, son of Mr. Donald Cameron, Mosswell, Prestwick, and grandson of Mr. & Mrs. Peter Cameron, Post Office, Blacklunans, has been killed in France.  He was carrying sandbags to the Engineers when he was shot by a sniper.  Lance-Corporal Cameron, who was only 18 years of age, and joined Kitchener's Army last autumn, had been about four months at the Front.  He resided a good deal with his grandparents at Blacklunans, and was well known in the Glen, where he was a great favourite."

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