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TITLE
Cameron of Lochiel to Lady Hermione Cameron, 7 June 1915
EXTERNAL ID
GB232_CL_B_LETTER_055
DATE OF IMAGE
7 June 1915
PERIOD
1910s
SOURCE
Lochaber Archive Centre
ASSET ID
43475
KEYWORDS
First World War
World War I
World War One
Cameron of Lochiel to Lady Hermione Cameron, 7 June 1915

This letter was written by Donald Walter Cameron of Lochiel, in France, to Lady Hermione Cameron at Buchanan Castle, Drymen on 7 June 1915. The following is a transcript of the parts which relate to the war:

It is very hot today. Almost unbearable. There was no mail in yesterday so I have no letter to answer but I believe there is a double mail today. But as there are 28 bags it will take some sorting. We were all very tired yesterday which as we marched about 22 miles through the night is not surprising. I can’t say our HQ Mess is very inviting. I wonder if you would send out some tongues, hams or other tinned meat. Potted meats, brawns, galantines & even foie gras would be very acceptable. I am getting somewhat [tired] of the ration, tinned Beef Bully as it is familiarly called. This is a much prettier country than where we were before. Lots of trees & shady lanes. Also some hills or downs I suppose one would call them. The men are mostly in barns or fields. Brown, Drew & self are in a farm house & quote comfortable.

I don’t know I have any more news. Everybody is very well & very fit.

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Cameron of Lochiel to Lady Hermione Cameron, 7 June 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 7 June 1915. The following is a transcript of the parts which relate to the war:<br /> <br /> <i>It is very hot today. Almost unbearable. There was no mail in yesterday so I have no letter to answer but I believe there is a double mail today. But as there are 28 bags it will take some sorting. We were all very tired yesterday which as we marched about 22 miles through the night is not surprising. I can’t say our HQ Mess is very inviting. I wonder if you would send out some tongues, hams or other tinned meat. Potted meats, brawns, galantines & even foie gras would be very acceptable. I am getting somewhat</i> [tired] <i>of the ration, tinned Beef Bully as it is familiarly called. This is a much prettier country than where we were before. Lots of trees & shady lanes. Also some hills or downs I suppose one would call them. The men are mostly in barns or fields. Brown, Drew & self are in a farm house & quote comfortable. <br /> <br /> I don’t know I have any more news. Everybody is very well & very fit.</i>