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TITLE
Cameron of Lochiel to Lady Hermione Cameron, 11 August 1914 (1 of 2)
EXTERNAL ID
GB232_CL_B_LETTER_004A
DATE OF IMAGE
11 August 1914
PERIOD
1910s
SOURCE
Lochaber Archive Centre
ASSET ID
637
KEYWORDS
First World War
World War I
World War One
Cameron of Lochiel to Lady Hermione Cameron, 11 August 1914 (1 of 2)

This letter was written by Donald Walter Cameron of Lochiel at Cameron Barracks, 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:

...you must remember that movements of troops are kept absolutely confidential & we may be shifted anywhere at a moment's notice.

I am trying hard to get the battalion out as a battalion. But I am afraid without the faintest hope of success

I am full up with officers so could not take Jim's friend.

Fearfully busy so please forgive short letter & besides nothing much to say.

The West Coast Boys turned up this morning splendidly. Not a single man the worse for liquor. All quite happy too.

I have about 40 officers now including sandy Ellice & young Campbell Orde. Ronny Macdonald is also coming back.


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Cameron of Lochiel to Lady Hermione Cameron, 11 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 Cameron Barracks, 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 /> ...you must remember that movements of troops are kept absolutely confidential & we may be shifted anywhere at a moment's notice.<br /> <br /> I am trying hard to get the battalion out as a battalion. But I am afraid without the faintest hope of success<br /> <br /> I am full up with officers so could not take Jim's friend.<br /> <br /> Fearfully busy so please forgive short letter & besides nothing much to say.<br /> <br /> The West Coast Boys turned up this morning splendidly. Not a single man the worse for liquor. All quite happy too.<br /> <br /> I have about 40 officers now including sandy Ellice & young Campbell Orde. Ronny Macdonald is also coming back. <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>