The AIF XI Tour of South Africa, 1919
The AIF XI Tour of South Africa, 1919

The AIF XI South African Touring Team, 1919

At the conclusion of the Great war, an AIF Test Team XI was selected to tour of South Africa in 1919 as a moral boosting initiative. From 18 October to 12 December 1919, 1919, the team played 10 matches of between 3 to 5 days, depending upon the team they were up against.

This album attempts to documents the features of this series.

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Ernest James CAMERON, Team Manager
Ernest James CAMERON, Team Manager 

Ernest James CAMERON

Regimental number: 3058

Religion: Methodist

Occupation: Clerk

Address: 271 Dryburgh Street, North Melbourne, Victoria

Marital status: Married

Age at embarkation: 27

Next of kin: Wife, Mrs I E Cameron, 55 Victorian Avenue, Albert Park, Victoria

Enlistment date: 13 July 1915

Embarkation details: Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Osterley on 29 September 1915

Regimental number from Nominal Roll: Commissioned

Rank from Nominal Roll: Lieutenant

Unit from Nominal Roll: 42nd Battalion

Fate: Returned to Australia 23 September 1919