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Cameron of Lochiel to Lady Hermione Cameron, 30 August 1914 (2 of 2)
EXTERNAL ID
GB232_CL_B_LETTER_012B
DATE OF IMAGE
30 August 1914
PERIOD
1910s
SOURCE
Lochaber Archive Centre
ASSET ID
660
KEYWORDS
First World War
World War I
World War One
Cameron of Lochiel to Lady Hermione Cameron, 30 August 1914 (2 of 2)

This letter was written by Donald Walter Cameron of Lochiel at Maida Barracks, Aldershot, to Lady Hermione Cameron at Buchanan Castle, Drymen on 30 August 1914. Colonel Cameron is about to travel back to Scotland to assist in the recruiting drive. The following is a transcript of the parts of the letter which relate to the war:

...services of 500 Cameron Highlanders of Canada. I had already cabled him. Another cable from Toronto offering more from there. I don't know how recruiting is going in the north since my appeal was published.

I go north tomorrow night to Inverness to speak there Tuesday. I then go on to Portree to speak there Wednesday. I then propose to come to Buchanan via Dumbarton Thursday evening if you will wire & get train specially stopped for me at Dumbarton. If your mother cannot meet me please order master at Dumbarton to meet the afternoon train from Fort William.

Friday morning I go into Glasgow & shall visit all my recruiting offices & address a meeting that night, coming south again by the 10.45 pm train.

This place is very uncomfortable at present. I have no change of underclothes, including flannel shirts etc nor have I any sheets. There is no mess as yet & feeding in a horrible pub in the town. But this will come right.


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Cameron of Lochiel to Lady Hermione Cameron, 30 August 1914 (2 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 Maida Barracks, Aldershot, to Lady Hermione Cameron at Buchanan Castle, Drymen on 30 August 1914. Colonel Cameron is about to travel back to Scotland to assist in the recruiting drive. The following is a transcript of the parts of the letter which relate to the war:<br /> <br /> ...services of 500 Cameron Highlanders of Canada. I had already cabled him. Another cable from Toronto offering more from there. I don't know how recruiting is going in the north since my appeal was published.<br /> <br /> I go north tomorrow night to Inverness to speak there Tuesday. I then go on to Portree to speak there Wednesday. I then propose to come to Buchanan via Dumbarton Thursday evening if you will wire & get train specially stopped for me at Dumbarton. If your mother cannot meet me please order master at Dumbarton to meet the afternoon train from Fort William.<br /> <br /> Friday morning I go into Glasgow & shall visit all my recruiting offices & address a meeting that night, coming south again by the 10.45 pm train.<br /> <br /> This place is very uncomfortable at present. I have no change of underclothes, including flannel shirts etc nor have I any sheets. There is no mess as yet & feeding in a horrible pub in the town. But this will come right.<br /> <br /> <br /> To read a short biography of Colonel Cameron, please click <a href= http://www.ambaile.org.uk/?service=asset&action=show_zoom_window_popup&language=en&asset=626&location=grid&asset_list=626,702,700,698,695,693,691,688,686,684,683,681,679,678,676,674,671,670,668,666,664,663,660,657,656,653,651,650,648,646,644,643,641,639,637,635,634,633,631,629,42842,42841,42840,42839,42838,42837,42836,42835,42834,43199&basket_item_id=undefined>here</a>