Cameron, Cyril Henry


He was the second son of Lieutenant Colonel the Hon. Cyril St Clair Cameron, C.B who had retired from service with the 9th Lancers and gone to Tasmania, Australia, and the grandson of the late General Sir William Hughes, K.C.B. He entered Culverlea from Mr. Healy’s school at Malvern and became a Commoner Prefect: he captained Commoner VI in 1910 and played in 2nd XI (cricket). At Woolwich he was the best horseman of his year, winning the saddle. He received his commission in the R.A. in 1912 and was posted to the 22nd Battery of the 34th Brigade.

He left for France in the first days of the war and was transferred soon afterwards to “N” Battery of the R.H.A. He fell at Neuve Chapelle on March 12th 1915, while observing for his guns in the front line trenches, a task of special peril for which he had volunteered. His name had appeared once in Despatches.

Mr. Cameron married in 1914 Miss Edith Lamb and left one daughter.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Cameron
  • Forenames or initials: Cyril Henry
  • House: G
  • Years in School: 1905-1910
  • Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
  • Regiment: Royal Horse Artillery
  • Date of Birth: 31st October 1891
  • Date of Death: 12th March 1915
  • How Died: Killed in action
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer D2
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: NEUVE-CHAPELLE FARM CEMETERY: Grave T.1