Walton George Cameron L /Cpl. 4456684
Name Walton George Cameron
Army number 4456684
Rank Lance Corporal.
Decorations None known beyond Service Awards.
Date of birth 20/10/1915 at Evenwood, County Durham. Mother's maiden surname Taylor.
Age 79 at the time of his death.
Unit Enlisted in The Durham Light Infantry, no exact enlistment date known, but his Regimental Number suggests Spring/Summer 1939. Posted 6th Battalion The Durham Light Infantry. Posted to the 10th Battalion DLI - probably 1/9/1939. Served in Northern France with the B.E.F. Taken Prisoner of War at Arras on 20/5/1940 - notified 9/9/1940. Repatriated to the UK in 1945. Relegated to the Class Z Army Reserve 25/6/1946.
Company/Battery Not yet ascertained but possibly C Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit Not yet known.
Task or role Rifleman, as far as is known.
Joined Brigade Probably 1/9/1939.
Promotions Non known beyond Lance Corporal - though German PoW records show his as a Corporal.
Wounded Yes - German PoW records show him as slightly wounded.
Prisoner of War Yes - after capture he was taken to Stalag VI D and then to Camp 20A (3A) arriving on 31/5/1940. He was also held at Bau und Arbeits Bataillon 20 from 26/1/1942, Stalag VIIIB from 27/8/1943 and Oflag IIIC (possibly as a Batman), PoW number 20870.
Died/Killed in action Died 15/10/1995 at Basford, Nottinghamshire.
Home address Resident of Evenwood, Couty Durham. Father - John William Walton (1886 - 1963). Mother - Isabella Taylor (1888 - 1950). Lived at The Oaks, Evenwood, but his family moved later to 24, West End Gardens, West Auckland. Married Eugenie Wade (1918 - 2005) at St Helen's Church, County Durham on 11/8/1947 (possibly at St Helens Auckland). Brother to Pte John Robert Walton, 10th DLI.
Source table 10DLI
Thanks are due to Kevin Richardson for local family history information.