CAMERON, HUGH PERRY

Birthdate
Birthplace
Pembroke, Ontario, Canada
Age
20
Parents
Son of Hugh James Cameron and Anna Louise Cameron of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Religion
Roman Catholic
Occupation
Driver
Service number
C/31871
Engagement
1941-07-17
Disembarked
1944-09-18, France
Date of death
1944-10-05
Died
Killed in action, Netherlands
Force
Rank
Awards
Algonquin Regiment, R.C.I.C.
Plot 3 | Row D | Grave 4

"HERE LIES OUR DEAR SON WHO DIED SO WE COULD LIVE. SADLY MISSED. MOTHER AND DAD"

Military grave
Additional info

1941-12-01
Qualified Driver Class 3

1942-02-19
Discharged R.C.A.S.C. (1942-05-31 to 1942-07-28) Underage. (Lied about his age. Said his was from 1922.)

1943-01-30
Engagement

1943-04-16
Discharged R.C.A.S.C. Physically unfit.

1943-09-30
Engagement

The Algonquin war diary reports on October 5, 1944: At 1645 hrs an arty and mortar barrage was laid down on the enemy positions in front of "B" Coy area and at 1700 hrs, 10 platoon, under Lt Tompkins, attacked the enemy position. The enemy had withdrawn and the platoon returned, still with no PW. On the way back they came under enemy mortar fire and suffered 6 casualties. Cpl Reed and Ptes Jaeger and Cameron were killed, Sjt Turcotte and L/Cpl Lock were wounded and L/Cpl Pepin is missing.

Hugh Perry Cameron
Source: Veterans Affairs Canada