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TITLE
Cameron of Lochiel to Lady Hermione Cameron, 17 May 1915 (3 of 3)
EXTERNAL ID
GB232_CL_B_LETTER_042C
DATE OF IMAGE
17 May 1915
PERIOD
1910s
SOURCE
Lochaber Archive Centre
ASSET ID
43480
KEYWORDS
First World War
World War I
World War One
Cameron of Lochiel to Lady Hermione Cameron, 17 May 1915 (3 of 3)

This letter was written by Donald Walter Cameron of Lochiel, in France, to Lady Hermione Cameron at Buchanan Castle, Drymen on 17 May 1915. It was the second letter he wrote to Lady Cameron that day and comprises three sections. The following is a transcript of the parts which relate to the war [continued]:

...have been told him when he was originally appointed. He is heart-broken & has asked us all to do what we can to let it be known what the real reason is of his going home as he is afraid people in Scotland will at once say he was Stellenbosched [British Army slang dating from the Boer War, meaning to be removed from command for incompetence]. So please let it be known as widely as possible that he and the Highlanders Battalion have never received anything but the highest praise & that it was only a question of age. Poor old man, I am very sorry for him, I think a line from you would be very much appreciated.

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Cameron of Lochiel to Lady Hermione Cameron, 17 May 1915 (3 of 3)

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 17 May 1915. It was the second letter he wrote to Lady Cameron that day and comprises three sections. The following is a transcript of the parts which relate to the war [continued]:<br /> <br /> ...<i>have been told him when he was originally appointed. He is heart-broken & has asked us all to do what we can to let it be known what the real reason is of his going home as he is afraid people in Scotland will at once say he was Stellenbosched</i> [British Army slang dating from the Boer War, meaning to be removed from command for incompetence]. <i>So please let it be known as widely as possible that he and the Highlanders Battalion have never received anything but the highest praise & that it was only a question of age. Poor old man, I am <u>very</u> sorry for him, I think a line from you would be very much appreciated.</i>