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TITLE
Cameron of Lochiel to Lady Hermione Cameron, 6 November 1914 (3 of 4)
EXTERNAL ID
GB232_CL_B_LETTER_028C
PERIOD
1910s
SOURCE
Lochaber Archive Centre
ASSET ID
43198
KEYWORDS
First World War
World War I
World War One
Cameron of Lochiel to Lady Hermione Cameron, 6 November 1914 (3 of 4)

This letter was written by Donald Walter Cameron of Lochiel at Maida Barracks, Aldershot, to Lady Hermione Cameron at 4 Carlton Terrace, Edinburgh on 6 November 1914. Lochiel was waiting to be mobilised. The letter comprises four pages. The following is a transcript of the parts which relate to the war:

…a very nice letter from Simon Lovat [Brigadier-General Simon Joseph Fraser, 14th Lord Lovat 1871 – 1933] about Hugh [Lovat’s brother Major the Hon. Hugh Joseph Fraser born 1874, killed in action October 1914].

It seems to me at times there will be no one left at the end of this beastly war. Sir Charles Fergusson [General Sir Charles Fergusson, Bart. 1865 – 1951] told me about Malise [Lord Douglas Malise Graham 1883 - 1974, Lady Hermione’s brother, also an army officer] & says Alexander [Lieutenant Colonel Ernest Alexander 1871-1934] is a very great friend of his.

We had a most interesting lecture from Sir Charles Fergusson last night on the battle of Mons & le Cateau. How the Division were got of these places alive was a Mercy of Providence & luck. Absolutely surrounded on all sides. 4 Corps v. 1 Division. The German infantry seem useless. Their whole strength lies in their Artillery.

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Cameron of Lochiel to Lady Hermione Cameron, 6 November 1914 (3 of 4)

1910s

First World War; World War I; World War One

Lochaber Archive Centre

The World War One Letters of Colonel Donald Cameron of Lochiel

This letter was written by Donald Walter Cameron of Lochiel at Maida Barracks, Aldershot, to Lady Hermione Cameron at 4 Carlton Terrace, Edinburgh on 6 November 1914. Lochiel was waiting to be mobilised. The letter comprises four pages. The following is a transcript of the parts which relate to the war:<br /> <br /> <i>…a very nice letter from Simon Lovat</i> [Brigadier-General Simon Joseph Fraser, 14th Lord Lovat 1871 – 1933] <i>about Hugh</i> [Lovat’s brother Major the Hon. Hugh Joseph Fraser born 1874, killed in action October 1914].<br /> <br /> <i>It seems to me at times there will be no one left at the end of this beastly war. Sir Charles Fergusson</i> [General Sir Charles Fergusson, Bart. 1865 – 1951] <i>told me about Malise</i> [Lord Douglas Malise Graham 1883 - 1974, Lady Hermione’s brother, also an army officer] <i>& says Alexander</i> [Lieutenant Colonel Ernest Alexander 1871-1934] <i>is a very great friend of his. <br /> <br /> We had a most interesting lecture from Sir Charles Fergusson last night on the battle of Mons & le Cateau. How the Division were got of these places alive was a Mercy of Providence & luck. Absolutely surrounded on all sides. 4 Corps v. 1 Division. The German infantry seem useless. Their whole strength lies in their Artillery.</i>