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TITLE
Cameron of Lochiel to Lady Hermione Cameron, 6 August 1914 (3 of 3)
EXTERNAL ID
GB232_CL_B_LETTER_001C
DATE OF IMAGE
6 August 1914
PERIOD
1910s
SOURCE
Lochaber Archive Centre
ASSET ID
633
KEYWORDS
First World War
World War I
World War One
Cameron of Lochiel to Lady Hermione Cameron, 6 August 1914 (3 of 3)

This letter was written by Donald Walter Cameron of Lochiel at Moy Hall, Inverness, to Lady Hermione Cameron at Buchanan Castle, Drymen on 6 August 1914. Lochiel was waiting to be mobilised. The letter comprises three pages. The following is a transcript of the parts which relate to the war:

...I find that I need not have come here in such a hurry. We don't mobilize till Monday (This is Secret). Also secretly, we don't leave Inverness till today week. Mackintosh has most kindly allowed me to make this my Headquarters for the present. I do wish they would ask you here. Possibly if you came up to Inverness they might invite you on. We go to Invergordon eventually.

...Well, on Tuesday I left for Ravens in the afternoon & got the news about mobilization that night. I came up to Inverness yesterday morning, Macrae coming by boat. I found nothing to do in barracks except a few papers to sign & Mackintosh brought me out here most kindly. Of course the great anxiety is about the fleet. If once we get command of the sea we are all right. Everyone is wondering what Germany has got up her sleeve.

...I have very little news at present. We have 10 applications for Commissions...Please burn this & all other letters received as I don't want information to be left lying about.


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Cameron of Lochiel to Lady Hermione Cameron, 6 August 1914 (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 at Moy Hall, Inverness, to Lady Hermione Cameron at Buchanan Castle, Drymen on 6 August 1914. Lochiel was waiting to be mobilised. The letter comprises three pages. The following is a transcript of the parts which relate to the war:<br /> <br /> ...I find that I need not have come here in such a hurry. We don't mobilize till Monday (This is Secret). Also secretly, we don't leave Inverness till today week. Mackintosh has most kindly allowed me to make this my Headquarters for the present. I do wish they would ask you here. Possibly if you came up to Inverness they might invite you on. We go to Invergordon eventually.<br /> <br /> ...Well, on Tuesday I left for Ravens in the afternoon & got the news about mobilization that night. I came up to Inverness yesterday morning, Macrae coming by boat. I found nothing to do in barracks except a few papers to sign & Mackintosh brought me out here most kindly. Of course the great anxiety is about the fleet. If once we get command of the sea we are all right. Everyone is wondering what Germany has got up her sleeve.<br /> <br /> ...I have very little news at present. We have 10 applications for Commissions...Please burn this & all other letters received as I don't want information to be left lying about. <br /> <br /> <br /> To read a short biography of Colonel Cameron, please click <a href=http://www.ambaile.org.uk/en/item/item_page.jsp?item_id=156548>here</a>