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TITLE
Cameron of Lochiel to Lady Hermione Cameron, 1 June 1915 (2 of 2)
EXTERNAL ID
GB232_CL_B_LETTER_051B
DATE OF IMAGE
1 June 1915
PERIOD
1910s
SOURCE
Lochaber Archive Centre
ASSET ID
43469
KEYWORDS
First World War
World War I
World War One
Cameron of Lochiel to Lady Hermione Cameron, 1 June 1915 (2 of 2)

This letter was written by Donald Walter Cameron of Lochiel, in France, to Lady Hermione Cameron at Buchanan Castle, Drymen on 1 June 1915. The following is a transcript of the parts which relate to the war:

[continued]...seem to be able to come on again. We are still here in this horribly smelly place. I don’t know how long we shall remain here. McPherson & Lampson of the 2nd Battalion came to lunch with me today. They are not far off. Last night I went out to where 2 of my companies were digging. A few bullets knocking about but nothing to speak of. None came near me thank goodness.

Was it not sad about poor Colonel Uniacke
[Lieutenant Colonel Robie Fitzgerald Uniacke, 1870-1915, killed 28 May 1915] our AAG of this Division? He was riding past a bomb factory when a terrible explosion occurred. He was killed instantly. Was it not bad luck. Absolutely accidental & a mere coincidence he happened to be passing at the time. His chin was blown clean off. I wonder if you remember him at Bordon. I wonder if you sent out that album of photos to Sir Archie Hunter [General Sir Archibald Hunter 1856 – 1936]. I never had a single line from him since I left. Nor have I heard from General Ewart [Lieutenant General Sir John Spencer Ewart 1861–1930]. Thank you so very much for all the parcels you have sent me.

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Cameron of Lochiel to Lady Hermione Cameron, 1 June 1915 (2 of 2)

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 1 June 1915. The following is a transcript of the parts which relate to the war:<br /> <br /> [continued]...<i>seem to be able to come on again. We are still here in this horribly smelly place. I don’t know how long we shall remain here. McPherson & Lampson of the 2nd Battalion came to lunch with me today. They are not far off. Last night I went out to where 2 of my companies were digging. A few bullets knocking about but nothing to speak of. None came near me thank goodness. <br /> <br /> Was it not sad about poor Colonel Uniacke</i> [Lieutenant Colonel Robie Fitzgerald Uniacke, 1870-1915, killed 28 May 1915] <i>our AAG of this Division? He was riding past a bomb factory when a terrible explosion occurred. He was killed instantly. Was it not bad luck. Absolutely accidental & a mere coincidence he happened to be passing at the time. His chin was blown clean off. I wonder if you remember him at Bordon. I wonder if you sent out that album of photos to Sir Archie Hunter</i> [General Sir Archibald Hunter 1856 – 1936]. <i>I never had a single line from him since I left. Nor have I heard from General Ewart</i> [Lieutenant General Sir John Spencer Ewart 1861–1930]. <i>Thank you so very much for all the parcels you have sent me.</i>