CAMERON, John Ewen
Wednesday, June 21, 1944
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal John Cameron, formerly a gamekeeper from Perthshire, died in Italy.
Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archives file WO417/78.
[Image] Article in the Perthshire Advertiser 12 July 1944.
Forenames seen elsewhere as Ewen John.
At the time of his death No.2 Commando were based on the island of Vis taking part in operations against Brac, and other German held Dalmatian Islands. His unit is listed as per the CWGC entry. There are references elsewhere* indicating he was serving as the personal driver to Lt.Col. Vladimir 'Popski' Peniakoff in his 'Private Army' (PPA) which was operating with the Partisans in Italy.
* Lt. Col. Peniakoff's book 'Popski's Private Army' and the book 'British Special Forces' author William Seymour.
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