Item Details

Call Number: MS Gen 532/66
Date of Creation: 1916
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Gen 532
Content: Letter from John Kellie to Professor MacCunn. 6th Camerons Highlanders, B.E.F, 21 December 1916.
Information received concerning Francis inaccurate. Until January 1916 only one body found, Lt. MacMaster. Seaforths discovered the bodies of the Colonel and of Capt. MacDougall. Bodies found within our lines. Place were Francis fell 'considerably further advanced, indeed well within German lines'. Vermelles Cemetary, all graves registered at 'Graves Registration and Enquires, War Office, London'. Cemetary over two miles from front line. Not aware of anyone from Loos or Hill 70 conveyed there'.
On recent leave in Glasgow met Robieson. 'Since coming south battallion has gone on adding laurels to its name, it was the only one that succeeded on an attack at the beginning of August'.
Letter contained in envelope with no date and no postage. Added in another hand 'letter from Chaplain Kelly'.
Physical Description: 3 loose sheets
Access: Normal conditions
Language: English
Material Type: Letter
Accession Number: 4178
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

author: John Kellie fl.1915
Army chaplain.
recipient: John MacCunn 1846-1929
Professor of Philosophy, University College, Liverpool.
subject: Francis John MacCunn 1888-1915
Born in Liverpool. Son of John MacCunn and Florence Anne Sellar (d 1939). A cousin of the composer Hamish MacCunn. Studied at the University of Oxford. Assistant, …
subject: MacMaster d. 1915
Lieutenant.
subject: McDougall d. 1915
Captain.
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