John Cameron (Royal Navy officer)

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John Cameron
Born 15 June 1874
London, England
Died 28 July 1939 (1939-07-29) (aged 65)
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Years of service 1887–1933
Rank Admiral
Commands held HMS Phaeton
HMS Tiger
HMS Glorious
Coast of Scotland
Battles/wars Second Boer War
World War I
Awards Companion of the Order of the Bath
Member of the Royal Victorian Order

Admiral John Ewen Cameron CB MVO (15 June 1874 – 28 July 1939) was a Royal Navy officer who became Commander-in-Chief, Coast of Scotland.

Naval career[edit]

Born in London,[1] Cameron was commissioned in to the Royal Navy in 1887 and went on to fight in the Second Boer War.[2] He served in World War I and took part in the Battle of Jutland as Captain of the cruiser HMS Phaeton.[3] After the War he commanded the battlecruiser HMS Tiger and then the aircraft carrier HMS Glorious.[3] He was appointed Commander-in-Chief, Coast of Scotland in 1928[4] and retired in 1933.[2]

He lived at Christon Bank near Alnmouth in Northumberland.[2]


In 1906 he married Marion Gertrude Granger; they had four daughters.[2]


Military offices
Preceded by
Humphrey Bowring
Commander-in-Chief, Coast of Scotland
Succeeded by
Theodore Hallett