Colonel Sir Donald Walter Cameron of Lochiel

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Donald Walter Cameron

Birthplace: Cladach Chaolais,N Uist,,Scotland
Death: Died in Sylacauga,,Alabama,USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Donald Cameron, MP, 24th of Lochiel; Margaret Elizabeth Montagu Douglas Scott and Lady Margaret Elizabeth Cameron
Husband of Lady Hermione Emily Cameron
Father of Violet Hermione Stewart; Marion Hester Orr Ewing; Col. Sir Donald Hamish Cameron of Lochiel, KT and Maj. Allan John Cameron
Brother of Ewen Charles Cameron; Capt. Allan George Cameron and Capt. Archibald Cameron

Managed by: Michael Lawrence Rhodes
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About Colonel Sir Donald Walter Cameron of Lochiel

Colonel Sir Donald Walter Cameron of Lochiel, KT, CMG, DL (4 November 1876 – 11 October 1951) was a Scottish chieftain, the 25th chief ("Lochiel") of Clan Cameron.

He was the eldest son of Donald Cameron, 24th Lochiel, and succeeded his father as chief in 1906. In 1906 he married Hermione Emily Graham, daughter of Douglas Graham, 5th Duke of Montrose; the couple would have three sons, including Donald Cameron, 26th Lochiel and Major Allan Cameron, as well as two daughters.

In 1914 Cameron (who was then Commanding Officer of the 3rd (Reserve) Battalion of the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders) was asked by Field Marshal Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener to raise a battalion of infantry; Lochiel agreed, on condition that he would be its commanding officer; this became the 5th (Service) Battalion of the regiment, which saw distinguished service on the western front as part 9th (Scottish) Division. Lochiel was invalided home in 1916 but resumed command of the 3rd Battalion in January 1918, when it was in Ireland. [Historical Records of the Queens Own Cameron Highlanders, vol 4. Blackwood, Edinburgh and London. 1931.]

He was knighted in 1934, and from 1939 he was the Lord Lieutenant of Inverness-shire.

In the famous charge at Loos, he led his men through a storm of fire. Tragically, one of his brothers perished during that valiant attack. Afterwards Donald was invalided home, earning the C.M.G. for services. He returned to France to command the Lovat Scout Sharpshooters until the end of the war. When the fighting ended he resumed command of the 3rd Battalion of the Cameron Highlanders. Following the war Donald served as a member of the Scottish National War Museum Committee, and in 1920 his services to his country were recognised by an appointment as Aide-de-Camp to King George V.

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Colonel Sir Donald Walter Cameron of Lochiel's Timeline

November 4, 1876
Cladach Chaolais,N Uist,,Scotland
May 6, 1907
Age 30
September 12, 1910
Age 33
October 21, 1914
Age 37
March 25, 1917
Age 40
October 11, 1951
Age 74