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Born in Ballarat, Grenville, Victoria and a Labourer by trade, Alexander Cameron was 29 years and single when enlisted on the 21st of July 1915 in the 9th Light Horse Regiment, 12th Reinforcement, Australian Imperial Force, with the rank of Private, Number 1470. His Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 'Ceramic' on the 23rd of November 1915. On the 4th of January 1917 transferred to New Zealand Mounted Field Ambulance, suffering with Influenza; on the 28th of July 1917 transferred to 14th Australian General Hospital, suffering with Defective Vision and on the 31st transferred to Convalescent Depot; on the 22nd of February 1919 transferred to 14th Australian General Hospital suffering with Malaria Clinical and Embarked from Cairo per H.T. 'Euripidies' at Suez for return to Australia on the 14th of March 1919. Invalided, Australian Headquarters, Egypt. Disembarked on the 25th of April 1919 and discharged as Medically Unfit from the 3rd Military District Military Unit on the 17th of June 1919. Tree No. 1730