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TITLE
Cameron of Lochiel to Lady Hermione Cameron, 21 May 1915
EXTERNAL ID
GB232_CL_B_LETTER_044
DATE OF IMAGE
21 May 1915
PERIOD
1910s
SOURCE
Lochaber Archive Centre
ASSET ID
43458
KEYWORDS
First World War
World War I
World War One
Cameron of Lochiel to Lady Hermione Cameron, 21 May 1915

This letter was written by Donald Walter Cameron of Lochiel, in France, to Lady Hermione Cameron at Buchanan Castle, Drymen on 21 May 1915. The following is a transcript of the parts which relate to the war:

Just a line before I go to bed. I have moved again & am now away from the Battalion for 2 or 3 days. Drew is with me & 3 or 4 others. We are again in quite a comfortable billet. Thank you so much for your letter of 18th. The socks etc have arrived, also 200 cigarettes. Please thank Robson so very much indeed for the writing case. It is just what I want & will be most useful. I dined last night with General Pulteney [Lieutenant General Sir William Pulteney 1861 – 1941], Reggie Herbert [Reginald Herbert, later 15th Earl of Pembroke and 12th Earl of Montgomery 1880 – 1960] was there & also Charlie Castlereagh [Charles Stewart Henry Vane-Tempest-Stewart, Viscount Castlereagh, later 7th Marquess of Londonderry 1878 – 1949]. Also a Captain Hankey who stalks out at Achdalieu & 2 or 3 others. A very cheery dinner. We drank 1794 Brandy fresh from the Wynyard Cellars!!

Shelling & rifle fire is going on all around while I write but at a distance. Apparently Italy has really declared war now. The political crisis at home is most interesting. I wonder what they will do with Winston
[Churchill].

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Cameron of Lochiel to Lady Hermione Cameron, 21 May 1915

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, in France, to Lady Hermione Cameron at Buchanan Castle, Drymen on 21 May 1915. The following is a transcript of the parts which relate to the war:<br /> <br /> <i>Just a line before I go to bed. I have moved again & am now away from the Battalion for 2 or 3 days. Drew is with me & 3 or 4 others. We are again in quite a comfortable billet. Thank you so much for your letter of 18th. The socks etc have arrived, also 200 cigarettes. Please thank Robson so very much indeed for the writing case. It is just what I want & will be most useful. I dined last night with General Pulteney</i> [Lieutenant General Sir William Pulteney 1861 – 1941]</i>, Reggie Herbert</i> [Reginald Herbert, later 15th Earl of Pembroke and 12th Earl of Montgomery 1880 – 1960] <i>was there & also Charlie Castlereagh</i> [Charles Stewart Henry Vane-Tempest-Stewart, Viscount Castlereagh, later 7th Marquess of Londonderry 1878 – 1949]. <i>Also a Captain Hankey who stalks out at Achdalieu & 2 or 3 others. A very cheery dinner. We drank 1794 Brandy fresh from the Wynyard Cellars!!<br /> <br /> Shelling & rifle fire is going on all around while I write but at a distance. Apparently Italy has really declared war now. The political crisis at home is most interesting. I wonder what they will do with Winston</i> [Churchill].