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TITLE
Cameron of Lochiel to Lady Hermione Cameron, 21 August 1914 (1 of 2)
EXTERNAL ID
GB232_CL_B_LETTER_009A
DATE OF IMAGE
21 August 1914
PERIOD
1910s
SOURCE
Lochaber Archive Centre
ASSET ID
648
KEYWORDS
First World War
World War I
World War One
Cameron of Lochiel to Lady Hermione Cameron, 21 August 1914 (1 of 2)

This letter was written by Donald Walter Cameron of Lochiel at Invergordon, to Lady Hermione Cameron at Buchanan Castle, Drymen on 21 August 1914. The letter comprises two pages. The following is a transcript of the parts which relate to the war:

Thank you so much for your darling letters. We are getting on here very nicely. I can't give you any news as I am strictly prohibited from doing so.

...If you like to do something you can organize relief for the wives & families of the Outer Isles men. They are left absolutely destitute & no-one to support them or help to look after them. I don't know how they will get their crops in. I wrote a letter to the Mackintosh which was published in the Courier today. They are worse off than anyone as there are no men left there, no big farmers & no proprietors. Do try & help them. One Sergeant told me he left his wife and 7 bairns all by themselves & no man within miles. Do organize something. You are so good at that.


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Cameron of Lochiel to Lady Hermione Cameron, 21 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 Invergordon, to Lady Hermione Cameron at Buchanan Castle, Drymen on 21 August 1914. The letter comprises two pages. The following is a transcript of the parts which relate to the war:<br /> <br /> Thank you so much for your darling letters. We are getting on here very nicely. I can't give you any news as I am strictly prohibited from doing so.<br /> <br /> ...If you like to do something you can organize relief for the wives & families of the Outer Isles men. They are left absolutely destitute & no-one to support them or help to look after them. I don't know how they will get their crops in. I wrote a letter to the Mackintosh which was published in the Courier today. They are worse off than anyone as there are no men left there, no big farmers & no proprietors. Do try & help them. One Sergeant told me he left his wife and 7 bairns all by themselves & no man within miles. Do organize something. You are so good at that. <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>