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CAMERON, Colin Groom (1924-2013)

CAMERON, Colin Groom (1924-2013)

Colin Cameron was born on 14 October 1924 to parents, Evan Hugh Cameron and Fanny nee Groom and became a boarder at Geelong College from February 1940 to December 1941 after education at New Cumloden Grammar School. He enlisted in the RAAF on 7 May 1943 trained at Somers, Deniliquin, Canada and England serving with 14 Aircrew Holding Unit at Millom in Cumbria. While in England he married Lucy Beatrice Heath and returned to Australia with her after the war.

Colin and a friend then bought an Avro Anson aircraft which they used to transport crayfish from King Island to Melbourne. After spending time in England again, Colin returned to Australia and successfully applied under the Soldier Settlement Scheme for a block at Ararat known as ‘Yalla-y-Poora’. His brother Ian Cameron, OGC 1940, also attended College. Colin, age 89, died 29 October 2013.

Sources: Cameron Family. OGC 1938.
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