Cameron, Douglas Tilford, 1LT

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Field Artillery
Primary Unit
1916-1918, HHB, 1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery
Service Years
1916 - 1918

Field Artillery

First Lieutenant



Two Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
1894
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
West Point, New York
Last Address
Novart, France

Casualty Date
Nov 03, 1918
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Location
France
Conflict
World War I
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 2 Grave 1205

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1st Infantry Division


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 Unit Assignments
1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery
  1916-1918, HHB, 1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1917-1918 World War I
  1918-1918 World War I/Champagne-Marne Campaign
 Colleges Attended 
United States Military Academy
  1912-1916, United States Military Academy
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Was Only Son of Major General December 2, 1918 Lieutenant Douglas Tilford Cameron of the 7th Field Artillery was killed in action west of the Meuse on November 3, 1918. He was the only son of Major General George H. Cameron, Commanding the 44th Division.

Lieutenant Cameron, who was 24 years old, was a West Point student for a time, and entered the service as second in command of the Division Headquarters Troop, 27th Division. For the duration of the Spartanburg Officers' Training School of the 27th Division, he served as Adjutant. He was married at Spartanburg to Miss Margaret Payne of Montclair, New Jersey."

Obituary:
LIEUTENANT CAMERON, CHICAGO FIGHTER, KILLED IN ACTION
Lieutenant Tilford Cameron, a man of Chicago fighting stock, was killed in action in France on November 3, 1918. He was with the Seventh Field Artillery. In the fighting west of the Meuse he was assigned to a sniping or accompanying battery. 'Here," writes a correspondent, "he was in his element, and in the desperate fighting that ensued young Cameron's pieces were boldly serving in the fact of decimating casualties. He met death as an honorable, gallant soldier prefers to die.' Lieutenant Cameron's father, Major General George H. Cameron, was born in Chicago and received his West Point appointment from here. He commanded the Fifth Army Corps in France at the time that his son joined that corps."

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