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TITLE
Cameron of Lochiel to Lady Hermione Cameron, 23 May 1915
EXTERNAL ID
GB232_CL_B_LETTER_045
DATE OF IMAGE
23 May 1915
PERIOD
1910s
SOURCE
Lochaber Archive Centre
ASSET ID
43459
KEYWORDS
First World War
World War I
World War One
Cameron of Lochiel to Lady Hermione Cameron, 23 May 1915

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

I have got back to the Battalion again but am very cross as the battalion is going tomorrow from where I have come & might just as well have joined me there. WE were up for instruction in the trenches & four officers went in each day. I was in this morning. All was very quiet. But the place we were billeted in was heavily shelled yesterday afternoon-one shell hitting a house just the other side of our square about 50 yards off. I was having tea at the town in a patisserie but Hugh saw it. Billets behind the lines seem much more dangerous than the trenches now. But of course on the other hand we can always keep on the ground floor or in the cellars. On returning, I found 3 letters from you up to 21st. Also parcel from Fortnum & Mason & hankies, jersey etc, Thank you so much, Drew had a narrow escape. A shell burst right over him. However he was not touched. There is heavy shelling going on now while I write in the distance. Big guns I think. Possibly a thunderstorm, as it has been very hot the last few days. As I have to get up at 4 a. m. tomorrow, must stop.

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Cameron of Lochiel to Lady Hermione Cameron, 23 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. The following is a transcript of the parts which relate to the war:<br /> <br /> <i>I have got back to the Battalion again but am very cross as the battalion is going tomorrow from where I have come & might just as well have joined me there. WE were up for instruction in the trenches & four officers went in each day. I was in this morning. All was very quiet. But the place we were billeted in was heavily shelled yesterday afternoon-one shell hitting a house just the other side of our square about 50 yards off. I was having tea at the town in a patisserie but Hugh saw it. Billets behind the lines seem much more dangerous than the trenches now. But of course on the other hand we can always keep on the ground floor or in the cellars. On returning, I found 3 letters from you up to 21st. Also parcel from Fortnum & Mason & hankies, jersey etc, Thank you so much, Drew had a narrow escape. A shell burst right over him. However he was not touched. There is heavy shelling going on now while I write in the distance. Big guns I think. Possibly a thunderstorm, as it has been very hot the last few days. As I have to get up at 4 a. m. tomorrow, must stop.</i>