Please Sign In | Register
Google pluspinterestShare on Stumble UponShare on RedditFacebookShare on Tumblr
TITLE
Cameron of Lochiel to Lady Hermione Cameron, 7 August 1914 (1 of 2)
EXTERNAL ID
GB232_CL_B_LETTER_002A
DATE OF IMAGE
7 August 1914
PERIOD
1910s
SOURCE
Lochaber Archive Centre
ASSET ID
634
KEYWORDS
First World War
World War I
World War One
Cameron of Lochiel to Lady Hermione Cameron, 7 August 1914 (1 of 2)

This letter was written by Donald Walter Cameron of Lochiel at the Highland Club, Inverness, to Lady Hermione Cameron at Buchanan Castle, Drymen on 7 August 1914. The letter comprises two pages. The following is a transcript of the parts which relate to the war:

Just a line to say all is well. Not much to do yet but plenty ahead. I shall have a battalion 1200 strong to command. Rows of young fellows applying for Commissions.

Mrs Mackintosh is most anxious for you to come to Moy. But I shan't press you, just leave it to your own wishes in the matter. But don't do anything rash.

There are 25 German prisoners in the town caught off the coast with carriers & ships sailing up the firth with sick & wounded. No one knows what has happened. There is a huge hospital train waiting in the station, come up from Aberdeen. Now I must stop.


To read a short biography of Colonel Cameron, please click here

For guidance on the use of images and other content, please see the Terms and Conditions page.
High Life Highland is a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland No. SC407011 and is a registered Scottish charity No. SC042593
Powered by Capture

Cameron of Lochiel to Lady Hermione Cameron, 7 August 1914 (1 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 at the Highland Club, Inverness, to Lady Hermione Cameron at Buchanan Castle, Drymen on 7 August 1914. The letter comprises two pages. The following is a transcript of the parts which relate to the war:<br /> <br /> Just a line to say all is well. Not much to do yet but plenty ahead. I shall have a battalion 1200 strong to command. Rows of young fellows applying for Commissions.<br /> <br /> Mrs Mackintosh is most anxious for you to come to Moy. But I shan't press you, just leave it to your own wishes in the matter. But don't do anything rash.<br /> <br /> There are 25 German prisoners in the town caught off the coast with carriers & ships sailing up the firth with sick & wounded. No one knows what has happened. There is a huge hospital train waiting in the station, come up from Aberdeen. Now I must stop.<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>