Private William Cameron


William Cameron was born around 1884 in Scotland, one of ten children of farmer Samuel Cameron and his wife Eliza. The family moved to Ireland at some time after 1901. By the time of the 1911 Census William was living with his parents, two siblings, a nephew and a niece, at Liscreevagahan, Victoria Bridge, County Tyrone, and working on the family farm.

Cameron enlisted in the North Irish Horse between 23 July and 4 August 1913 (No.858 – later Corps of Hussars No.71131). He embarked for France with A Squadron on 17 August 1914, seeing action on the retreat from Mons and advance to the Aisne.

Cameron remained with the regiment throughout the war. On 12 February 1919 he was demobilised and transferred to Class Z, Army Reserve. He was granted a part-pension for disabilities contracted in or aggravated by the war.

After the war Cameron returned to farming at Liscreevaghan. He died there on 18 July 1958.