Ernest Camac

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Camac, Lance-Corporal Ernest no.17355

1st Field Company Australian Engineers, formerly Field Company Australian Engineers February 1917 Reinforcements Lakemba.


Born 1892 at Sydney, son of Samuel J. & Magdeline H. Camac.

Enlisted 6/11/1916 at Sydney, aged 23.



Next of kin, mother, Mrs Magdeline Camac, “Duncetry” Kent Road, Punchbowl.

Married Ellen Irene Lowry 1917.

Embarked from Melbourne 10/5/1917 per HMAT A46 Clan McGillivray.

Returned to Australia 16/6/1919 Monument, The Broadway, Punchbowl.

Australian War Memorial record available at: [accessed 26/08/2016].

Special acknowledgement

The foundation of the information on this page was copied from the prize winning publication Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. This book is the culmination of 12 years (1988-2000) research by a team of volunteers from Canterbury and District Historical Society led by Dr Lesley Muir. Without this team's effort and dedication and the Society's willingness and support, this information would not be available today.


An uneditable version of the book Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe is in the eBook section of this wiki. In the main section, there is an alphabetical list of the 1,911 names in the book with a link to the biography copied from the book about each individual. The alphabetical list is titled Canterbury's Boys list. The biographical files are editable, created to provide the space for descendants, historians, researchers, etc to contribute any further information, photographs, newspaper articles, memories, etc. they may have discovered so it is available for this and future generations.


Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. Edited by Lesley Muir. Campsie, N.S.W. : Canterbury and District Historical Society, 2002