Cameron, Donald Charles

Personal Details

First nameDonald
Middle nameCharles


Donald was the manager and his family owned Kensington Downs, Longreach, Queensland.

he was married to Evelyn Stella Cameron.

War Records


ServiceAustralian Army
Date of enlistment30/09/1914
Locality of enlistmentLongreach QLD
Next of kinWife, Mrs Evelyn Stella Cameron, Avoca, Albion, Brisbane, Queensland
Date of discharge27/06/1919
Posting at discharge5th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron
HonoursDistinguished Service Order


Mention in Despatches
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29845 (1 December 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62 (19 April 1917).

Mention in Despatches
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30474 (12 January 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76 (23 May 1918).

Mention in Despatches
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31728 (12 January 1920); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 33 (1 April 1920).

Fate Returned to Australia 27 June 1919

Distinguished Service Order
'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During an advance over difficult ground he showed great skill in keeping touch with the brigade on his left, afterwards leading his squadron in a bayonet charge against the enemy trenches, thus enabling two captured enemy guns to be removed.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Order of the Nile, 2nd Class

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 33
Date: 1 April 1920

Commander of the Order of St Michael & St George
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 30
Date: 25 March 1920

Other details Medals: Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal