AIR GUNNER –
Frederick was born in Gorton, Manchester on 19 January 1899, son of a blacksmith striker Frederick Cameron and his wife Elizabeth.1
A boilermaker as a civilian, he enlisted in the Royal Navy as a Boy Seaman on 1 April 1915 and was transferred to the RNAS as a Boy Mechanic on 19 July 1915.
On 19 January 1917 Frederick was promoted to Air Mechanic 2. He served at Cranwell, Kingsnorth, Longside (October 1918) until he was transferred to Pulham in June 1919, less than a month before his death.
Service numbers: J37870/313043
1. 1901 Census
Photograph of Frederick Cameron kindly provided by Lesley Ross.