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TITLE
Cameron of Lochiel to Lady Hermione Cameron, 6 September 1914 (1 of 2)
EXTERNAL ID
GB232_CL_B_LETTER_013A
DATE OF IMAGE
6 September 1914
PERIOD
1910s
SOURCE
Lochaber Archive Centre
ASSET ID
663
KEYWORDS
First World War
World War I
World War One
Cameron of Lochiel to Lady Hermione Cameron, 6 September 1914 (1 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 6 September 1914. The following is a transcript of the parts of the letter which relate to the war:

I got here quite safely. We had a tremendous enthusiastic meeting at Glasgow. Never saw anything like it. Do send me Saturday's Herald as I want to see the account. 100 stockbrokers enlisted for me yesterday, including Jenkins the Amateur Golf Champion!

We will now be very busy with the formation of our 2nd Service Battalion. I have lost my little gold match box. Did I leave it at Buchanan? It had on from AVFVR, If not at Buchanan would you write & enquire if left
a) In the Portree Hotel, Portree
b) In the Royal Hotel, Inverness
c) In the sleeping car on the 10.45 p.m. train south from Glasgow Friday night
Please tell your father I am going to take on his friend McLellan. Is it not awful about the Gordons & Argylls. Poor Alex Maclain missing & Robert Bruce. Lumsden's brother killed & 21 Gordon officers missing.

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Cameron of Lochiel to Lady Hermione Cameron, 6 September 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 Maida Barracks, Aldershot, to Lady Hermione Cameron at Buchanan Castle, Drymen on 6 September 1914. The following is a transcript of the parts of the letter which relate to the war:<br /> <br /> I got here quite safely. We had a tremendous enthusiastic meeting at Glasgow. Never saw anything like it. Do send me Saturday's Herald as I want to see the account. 100 stockbrokers enlisted for me yesterday, including Jenkins the Amateur Golf Champion!<br /> <br /> We will now be very busy with the formation of our 2nd Service Battalion. I have lost my little gold match box. Did I leave it at Buchanan? It had on from AVFVR, If not at Buchanan would you write & enquire if left<br /> a) In the Portree Hotel, Portree<br /> b) In the Royal Hotel, Inverness<br /> c) In the sleeping car on the 10.45 p.m. train south from Glasgow Friday night<br /> Please tell your father I am going to take on his friend McLellan. Is it not awful about the Gordons & Argylls. Poor Alex Maclain missing & Robert Bruce. Lumsden's brother killed & 21 Gordon officers missing.