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Name: Donald Cameron

Burial Number: 1958

Gender: Male

Occupation: Chief Engineer, Merchant Marine Reserve

Born: 23/06/1872

Died: 10/03/1940

Buried: 13/03/1940

Story

Donald was born in Demerara, British Guiana, the son of  Donald Charles Cameron and his wife Mary Ellen. Donald Snr. died in Barbados in 1881. Donald and his brother Allan were sent to Scotland to live with their aunt Jessie Cameron. By 1891, their mother Mary had returned to England, living in Kensington. Donald studied to be an engineer and made journeys between England and Demerara between 1894 and 1908. By 1911, Donald was living in Worthing with his brother Allan and sister Helen who was a nurse. They lived at “St Mabyns” in Downview Road, next door to the West Worthing Club. During the First World War, Donald, as one of the Merchant Marine Reserve served as chief engineer on board the “Estoy”  He was awarded the Victory and British War medals. On 23rd December 1915, Donald married Florence Beatrice Harradine at Heene Church in Worthing. She had been working as a companion to a lady in Western Place. By 1930, the couple were living in Morden, Surrey but visited Worthing often. Donald died in a private nursing home at 23 Shelley Road, Worthing on 10th March 1940. His funeral was held at Brighton Crematorium and his ashes buried at Heene. Probate was granted on 30th April to Florence Beatrice Cameron widow. Effects £441 8s.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: NB Row: 2 Plot: 1

Exact Location (what3words): pages.fear.taker

Ashes or Urn: Casket Only

Headstone

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Inscription:

also of Donald Charles Cameron , R.N.R. born 1867 died 1940

Further Information

Birth

Name: Donald Charles Cameron

Gender: Male

Born: 23/06/1872

Town: Demerara-Mahaica

County: Unknown

Country: Guyana

Marriage

Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 23/12/1915

Spouse First Name: Florence

Spouse Second Name: Beatrice

Spouse Last Name: Harradine

Town of Marriage: Worthing

County of Marriage: Sussex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 10/03/1940

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 2: 23

Address line 3: Shelley Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England

Obituary

Worthing Gazette 20 Mar 1940 “Coffin Covered with White Ensign”

Retired from the Royal Navy, Commander Donald Charles Cameron died suddenly last week in a house near Heene Parish Church, where he was married. Within a few months, he and his wife would have been celebrating their silver wedding. Commander Cameron served in four wars and for more than twenty-four years and in retirement he received a copy of the Worthing Gazette every week. It was sent to him by a friend. He was a brother of Dr A G Cameron who was Medical Officer of Health for West Sussex from 1905 to 1913. The funeral took place at Brighton Crematorium on Wednesday – the day after he and his wife had planned to return to their home at Morden after spending a holiday at Worthing.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £441 8 s d

Current value of effects: £17367.00

Census Information

1881

1 Campsie Terrace, Gourock Road, West Greenock.

Jessie Cameron aged 64, income from houses. Donald C aged 13, nephew. Allan J R aged 12, nephew. Catherine Blair aged 17, cousin.

1911

St Mabyn’s, Downview Road, Worthing

Allan Cameron aged 43, medical officer of health, Combined Sanitary District, West Sussex. Donald aged 44, brother, engineer. Helen aged 37, sister, formerly nurse. Lucretia aged 32, sister, lecturer. Plus a cook and 1 servant.

1921

Latchmere Military Hospital, Union Offices, Coombe Road, Kingston, Surrey

Donald Charles Cameron, Commander RN, Retired

1939

67 Richmond Road, Worthing

Donald Cameron: retired naval officer. Florence Cameron: unpaid domestic duties. Staying in a guest house run by Francis Lovett.

Miscellaneous Information

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