5th May 2021

Colonel Donald Charles Cameron

Donald was born in Brisbane in 1879. In 1901, returning from serving with American infantry in the Boxer rebellion, he joined the 6th (Queensland Imperial Bushmen) Contingent to serve as a lieutenant in the Boer War, returning in 1902.

c.1902 The buttons are a Queen Victoria VR style button. In Cossum they are shown  on page 23 as pre-1886 Queensland Volunteers buttons. Perhaps not all uniforms supplied for the Boer Wars had the S. African contingents button, also on that page. Often the needs of war out strip supply!