Cameron Desaile Robertson

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First name: Cameron

Middle name: Desaile

Last name: Robertson

Personal information:

Cameron Desaile Robertson, bookseller of Rozelle, New South Wales was born in Melbourne, Victoria. He enlisted on 11 Aug. 1914 aged 19 years and embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A19 Afric, 18 Oct. 1914. He served with the Australian Army Service Corps and the 4th Pioneer Battalion, was present at the landing at Gallipoli and also served in Egypt and France. He was awarded the Military Cross for actions during operations near Gueudecourt Nov.-Dec. 1916 and hospitalised in England with trench fever Jan. 1918. He returned to Australia on the Kasir-a-Hind, Oct. 1918

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The European War, ca. 1914-1918 / William Henry Dyson
All’s fair in love and war ...

Don’t know why, but I love this image ... Life goes on despite the weary body language of both the Aussie soldier and the European woman. Both seem sick and tired of their situations; but the eye contact still seems to be intense in the middle of all that mayhem. See pic.

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