5th Battalion
The Queens Own Cameron Highlanders
"Keep 'em Moving"

5th Camerons

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Richard Harrison died of wounds after battle at St Honorine, France
2929597 Pte. Richard Harrison
(from Liverpool)
ex HQ company 5th Camerons

Died of wounds 22nd June 1944, aged 24, wounded at St Honorine la Chardonerette, at rest in Hermanville war cemetary, Calvados, France

5th Cameron friends of Richard Harrison

5th Camerons

MacDougal, Newnes, Thompson

Harrison & Johnson

ex 5th Cameron possibly named Leslie? or Hughes? or Thomson? photo taken in Chaudfontaine, Liege, January 1945.

Lt. William (Bill) Bowen

O.C. 9 Platoon 5th Camerons.

Wounded and evacuated 10th January, during the Battle of the Bulge, La Roche offensive, Belgium. Possibly served previously with Staffordshire regiment. May have originated from the Northampton area. 

5th Camerons

Derek Kaye

lived at one time at
Woodman Hotel
, Thunderbridge,  Kirkburton near Huddersfield Yorkshire

5th Cameron, Sgt Hugh ClearieHeadstone of Hugh Clearie
3131652 L/Sergeant Hugh Clearie. (from Troon, Ayrshire, Scotland) ex 'D' company 5th Camerons. Killed in action 9th February 1945, aged 26, Reichswald at rest in Forest, Mook war cemetary, Limburg, Holland.
Hugh Clearie's last letter homeHugh Clearie's last letter home, part 2
Dated 20th December 1944, Hugh Clearie wrote a last letter home. He wrote not to his Maternal Mother, but, to the Mother of his best friend: He wrote about, amongst other things,  how well the people of Holland had treated their Liberators.

Dear Mother Hunter, 

Many thanks for your excellent xmas gift which I received a few days ago. It arrived on the 28th, my Birthday, so I had a great celebration. Although I havent written for some time, I am always thinking of you all and I'm only sorry I couldn't get enough xmas cards to go round, however I hope to be seeing you all soon.
We have travelled many miles since I left home last, and seen many exciting events, but, I think what struck the boys most was the hospitality of the people of the liberated countries. No matter where we go, there is always a door open to us, and a lovely warm fire to sit at, especially when we are behind the lines resting. The Germans have taken practically everything from them, so they are always sorry they haven't more to offer us, but what more could a soldier ask for than the comfort of a home at this time of the year, when there is so much flooding, snow and cold weather.
Regarding that story you had about me and the German, I never dreamt it go as far as home. However don't get worried Mother, I don't go doing daft things like that all the time.
Our Xmas dinner this year was a little bit interrupted as you probably have read, but we had it later, and a grand night was had by all. We had a few speeches but best of all was the sing song afterwards.
So Mother with these few lines I'll sign off, hoping this finds you all keeping in perfect health, and may 1945 bring prosperity and happiness to the Hunter family. Give my regards to Auntie, Chris, Alex, Jim and Dad. Cheerio till I see you.

Highland Laddie

back row left to right;

Mick Miller? (Islington, London ?) Peter Smith?

front left to right;

Vine?- Derek Suggate - Sid Shiner? (Blandford)

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