CEF Soldier Detail

Private Francis Angus Watson Cameron
Died: September 27, 1916

Regimental Number:
478
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Militia
Battalion:
Welland Canal Force
Company:
Place of Birth:
Lockerbie
Country:
Scotland
Next of Kin:
Margaret Irvine Cameron; mother; 25 Sunny Bank Place, Aberdeen, Scotland
Address at Enlistment:
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Date of Birth:
November 9, 1897
Trade or Calling:
Labourer
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
St. Catharines, Ontario
Date of Enlistment:
March 4, 1916
Age at enlistment:
18
Height:
5 Feet 6 Inches
Chest:
36 Inches
Expansion:
4 Inches
Religion:
Presbyterian
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Unknown    
Cause of Death:
Died in War, unknown cause
Battle Died/Wounded:
Date of Death:
September 27, 1916
Age at Death:
18
Buried at:
Woodlawn Cemetery, Welland, Ontario
Plot:
N/A
Commemorated:
Aberdeen City Roll of Honour.
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1Box 1404 - 52
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Research Notes
City Roll of Honour: 52 King's Gate.
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Private Canadian Militia Welland Canal Force
Private Canadian Infantry 176th Battalion

Son of Margaret Irvine Cameron, of 25, Sunny Bank Place, Aberdeen, Scotland, and the late Angus Cameron.

850029 - Attested to 176th Battalion on March 4, 1916 at St. Catharines, Ontario // Appears to have reverted to  Welland Canal Force, 44th Lincoln and Welland Regiment where he died 6 months later.

478 Private Francis Angus Watson Cameron's body was found in the canal a mile below Port Robinson on 4 October 1916. Age 16. He was the son of Angus and Margaret Irwin Cameron, Aberdeen, Scotland. He was a 44th Regiment soldier and had served in the Force for two years. He had not responded to the 0500 challenge on 27 September, and the guard was immediately turned out and dragging began immediately. He was considered an excellent swimmer. He is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Thorold, Ontario.