Lieutenant Donald Ronald Colin Cameron

Biography of Lieutenant Donald Ronald Colin Cameron

Donald Ronald Colin Cameron was born on the 10th April 1895 in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, to parents Donald and Jessie Cameron. His father was a dentist and he grew up in the family home at 59 Langside Road, Newlands in Glasgow.

He began studying Medicine at the University of Glasgow in 1910 at the young age of 16. In his second year of university he took classes in Anatomy and Physiology. He later took classes in Practical Anatomy. Unfortunately his studies were interrupted with the outbreak of war in 1914 and he never graduated from the university.

Cameron was a member of the Officer Training Corps at the University of Glasgow. He was gazetted 2nd Lieutenant Highland Light Infantry on the 1st September 1914, promoted Lieutenant in July 1915 with the 11th Bn. Highland Light Infantry and subsequently appointed Assistant Adjutant. He died on the 13th of September 1915 in France at the age of 20. His early death cut short a young life and the chance of a promising career in Medicine.

Lieutenant Donald Ronald Colin Cameron is buried and memorialised in the extension to Cambrin Churchyard Cemetery which is located in the small village of Cambrin, approximately 15 miles north of Arras, France. During the First World War the village was only about 800 metres from the front line trenches and was used for front line burials particularly for soldiers who fell in the Battle of Loos.

Summary

Lieutenant Donald Ronald Colin Cameron
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment: 11th Bn. Highland Light Infantry
Degree: Student
Awards: N/A
Comments: Killed in action, 13 September 1915
Note/Press Clipping: N/A
Photo ID: N/A

Sources

Biography: University of Glasgow Registry and Faculty Records.

Memorial Place: Commonwealth War Graves Commission - Debt of Honour Register

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