Their Duty Done
A tribute to the men and women of the East Gippsland Region who Died as a result of their participation in World War One : 1914 - 1919
Their bodies are buried in peace; but their names liveth for evermore.
686 Private James Pullar Cameron – Orbost Killed in Action 7 August 1915
….. his body was never recovered
Jim Cameron was born in Orbost, the son of Robert and Penuel Cameron, in 1891 and was to become one of the town's most respected young men. He was one of the first to volunteer from Orbost. He commenced his education at Orbost and completed it by correspondence through the Working Men's College.  A 23 year old engine driver prior to enlisting on 11 September 1914 he had passed qualifications to become a municipal clerk, was connected with the Presbyterian Church and the local Rechabite Lodge. He joined the 8th Light Horse regiment and left Melbourne in February bound for England and detoured to the Dardanelles. In May he received gunshot wounds to the chest and was admitted to hospital on Mudros before being transferred to Malta. He returned to the front on 20 June and was involved in the 8th Light Horse attack on Walker's Ridge on 7 August. His body was never recovered. Jim Cameron is remembered at the Lone Pine memorial and the Orbost Honour roll.