Lt. Col. A.D. Cameron

Lieutenant Colonel A.D. Cameron, D.S.O., M.C.
38th (Cameron Highlanders) Battalion

Cameron

He states when breaking horse on Salisbury Plains, horse threw its head up hitting him on nose. This was painful for some time, but was not treated. Since that time he has noticed that breathing through nose has been difficult.

(Medical History of an Invalid, 18 March 1919)

Born in Shanghai, China on 18 April 1891, Alexander Douglas Cameron was professional soldier with the Canadian Permanent Force. He joined Lord Strathcona’s Horse in October 1914, and despite an injury to the face from a horse, went to France with LdSH in May 1915.

After suffering a wound in the field, Cameron became an orderly officer with the 6th Infantry Brigade. He transferred to the 9th Brigade before being appointed commandant of the Canadian Corps School in November 1916.

He served as commandant of the Canadian Training School from 4 March to 24 October 1918. After Lieutenant Colonel S. D. Gardner of the 38th Battalion was killed in late September, Cameron was recalled to France as his replacement.

By the end of the war, Cameron had been mentioned in dispatches four times, received the Distinguished Service Order and won the Military Cross.

He died in Victoria, British Columbia in 1976.

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