Gunner John Cameron, MBE, 8752 R M Artillery

1879 Dec 25 Born Edinburgh

1900 Mar 6. Enlisted in Royal Marines. Record available online ADM 159/34

1901 census He is a RM Cpl at Forton Barracks, Hants

1911 census He is a RM Sergeant at Alverstoke Barracks, Hants

1912 Oct/Dec Married at Alverstoke to Winifred E Donovan

He was a Royal Marine Gunner

Royal Marine Gunner was created 07/11/1910 and was the equal of but senior to an Army 1st class. Ranking above all army ranks but below Second Lieutenant.
Extract from the LG
The creation of a new rank of Warrant Officer of Your Majesty's Corps of Royal Marines, distinct from the Regimental Sergeant-Major, to be designated Gunnery Sergeant-Major with status and training, so far as possible, assimilated to that of Gunner in Your Majesty's Navy: The numbers of these Warrant Officers to be 20, and to be in addition to the authorized establishment of Your Majesty's Corps of Royal Marines: The pay of these Warrant Officers while on the Active List to be the same as that of a Gunner in Your Majesty's Navy, Gunnery Allowance of one shilling and sixpence, or of one shilling a day, according to the class of certificate obtained in qualifying for promotion, being paid when appointed for Gunnery duties: If subsequently selected for the post of Regimental Sergeant-Major, to receive the pay attaching to that appointment. An addition of sixpence a day to their pension calculated on the existing Marine Warrant Officers' scale, provided they have 15 years' service as Warrant Officers, 30 years' total service, and at least five years' service in a ship of war at sea as Gunnery Sergeant-Major. Pensions to widows to be on the scale of other Warrant Officers in Your Majesty's Corps of Royal Marines.

17th July, 1919. The King has been graciously pleased to give orders for the following appointments to the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, in recognition of the services of the undermentioned Officers during the War: — To be Members of the Military Division of the said Most Excellent Order:—
Royal Marine Gunner John Cameron. For valuable services in. H.M.S. " Benbow," 1st Battle Squadron

1921 Jul 3 Killed at Ballinagill, Kerry when out walking. Ballynagall (or Ballydavid) has a Coastguard Station where he must have been stationed.

Buried at Gosport Anns Hill Cemetery

1921 Oct Probate to his widow


British Soldiers died in Ireland