Lieut Ewen Henry Cameron

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Lieut Ewen Henry Cameron

Birth
Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
Death 27 Aug 1915 (aged 33)
Newcastle, County Wicklow, Ireland
Burial Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
Plot 116-C13984
Memorial ID 51639809 View Source
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Lieutenant in The Royal Dublin Fusiliers.
3rd Battalion

Son of Sir Charles Cameron, Medical Officer of Health with Dublin Corporation, and Lucie Mac Namara Cameron.
At his birth in 1882, he was registered as Ervin Henry Cameron.
At his death in 1915, he was registered as Owen Henry Cameron.

In the 1901 census, Ewen Henry Cameron, aged 18, a student, was living with his father at Pembroke Road, Dublin.

The Irish Times, Saturday 4th September 1915, p. 8.
on Saturday at Newcastle Station the Coroner for East Wicklow (Mr. James Murray J.P.) held an inquest into the circumstances of the death of Lieut. Ewen Henry Cameron, aged 33 years of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, youngest son of Sir Charles Cameron, C.B., who on Friday was found shot in a train on the Dublin and South East Railway between Greystones and Newcastle.
[There was considerable evidence as to his erratic behaviour and state of mind in recent days]
A verdict of death from shock and haemorrhage, caused by a single bullet wound, self inflicted, while temporarily insane, was returned.

LIEUTENANT EWEN CAMERON
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Military Funeral in Dublin
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Lieutenant Ewen Henry Cameron of 3rd Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers, youngest son of Sir Charles Cameron, C.B., M.D., was yesterday buried with military honours in Mount Jerome Cemetery. The attendance at the funeral was very large and represented all classes of citizens. A number of men belonging to the Royal Dublin Fusiliers bore the coffin from Lieut. Cameron's residence, and placed it on a gun carriage. The coffin was draped with a Union Jack; on top was the lieutenant's sword and cap. As the remains were placed on the gun carriage a company of the Royal Irish Rifles with arms reversed under the command of Captain W. M'Laughlin took up a position at the head of the cortege. The band of the same regiment, marching behind the gun carriage played Chopin's Funeral March on the way to the cemetery. Nearing the cemetery, the band played the Dead March from "Saul".
In the mortuary church the remains were received by Rev. W.J. Mayne and Rev. D.J.C. Hearne. The Lord Mayor, the High Sheriff, and most of the principal officers of Dublin Corporation were present at the Burial Service. After the committal prayers, the military sounded the Last Post, and discharged three volleys across Lieut. Cameron's grave.

There followed a large list of those who attended the funeral.


His name is recorded on the War Memorial in The Freemason's Hall, Molesworth Street, Dublin.

His name is included in the
Mount Jerome Cemetery War Memorial



Inscription


In
Memory Of
EDWIN DOUGLAS CAMERON
born 6th August 1868
Died 7th April 1895
Interred at Grand Canary
CHARLES JOHN CAMERON
captain 3rd battalion
Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
born 3rd July 1866
accidentally drowned
16th February 1913
and
EWEN HENRY CAMERON
Lieutenant 3rd battalion
Royal Dublin Fusiliers
born 13th May 1882
died August 27th 1915
erected by their father
Sir CHARLES CAMERON C.B.
Dublin