Name:
Malcolm Leslie Cameron 
Location served:
Chatham  
Years in Practice:
1882 to 1925
Area of Specialization:
Family Medicine  

Biography:

Dr. Malcolm Leslie Cameron was born in Canada but his parentage is unconfirmed, at this time.

According to the 1892 Ontario Medical Register, Dr. Cameron joined the Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons on the 30th of November, 1882.  His medical education was listed as “Cert British Registration 1882” and “Lic Royal College Physician and Surgeons Edin 1881”.  His education is further documented in the 1898 New Zealand Gazette, “Bach. Med. Trin. Univ. Canada 1881”.  Dr. Cameron was known to be in Chatham in 1883 as his name appears on birth records and death records in 1883 through 1885.  The 1885 Ontario Business Directory and Gazetteer listed Dr. Malcolm L. Cameron as a physician in Chatham with an office in the Merchants Bank Block.

Dr. Cameron immigrated to the community of Manning River in New South Wales, Queensland, Australia in 1885.  He eventually moved to Grafton, New South Wales, Australia.

He married Bertha Workman in Taree, New South Wales, Australia in 1889.  Mrs. Cameron was born in England around 1870, the daughter of Joseph and Eliza Workman.  She had two older step-sisters named Margaret and Ada Paul.  Her father was a harness maker.  The Workman family immigrated to Australia in 1874.

Dr. and Mrs. Cameron had 3 children.  Malcolm Ralph Workman Cameron was born in 1891 in Taree, Ronald J. D. Cameron was born in 1902 in Grafton and a daughter Mary Bertha Cameron was born in 1906, also in Grafton.

According to the 1909 voters record, Dr. Cameron’s medical practice was located at Stephens and Vulture Street in Brisbane, Australia.  His residence was located on Vulture Street.

Dr. Cameron died on the 28th of April, 1925.   Mrs. Cameron died on the 24th of April, 1935.  They are buried at the South Brisbane Cemetery in  Queensland, Australia.

*His daughter, Mary married Brigadier General Thomas Graeme Gibson (Canadian Armed Services) in Toronto on the 7th of October, 1933.

**His son Malcolm Ralph Workman Cameron served with the Australian Flying Corp during WWI.