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TITLE
Certificate of Service
EXTERNAL ID
Z_PC_WGORDON3_004_029
DATE OF IMAGE
1946
PERIOD
1930s
SOURCE
W Gordon
ASSET ID
8420
KEYWORDS
army documents
Royal Signals
army reserve
prisoner of war
Word War II
British Army
Certificate of Service

This images shows page 4 of a certificate of service. The certificate was issued to John Cameron Gordon of the Royal Signals, enlisted on the 21st July 1936. Certificates of service, issued to every British soldier, held details such as army number, rank, record of service, certificates of transfers and discharge, record of education and previous service.

Page 4 shows a certificate of transfer to the Army Reserve. The certificate states that John Cameron Gordon was transferred from the Royal Signals to the Army Reserve, on the 10th June 1946. Signalman Gordon, while serving in Malaya, was captured by Japanese soldiers. He spent a period of three years as a prisoner of war before being released in 1945.

After the war years, John Gordon went on to become the proprietor of the music shop, 'The Record Rendezvous', located at Church Street, Inverness.

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Certificate of Service

1930s

army documents; Royal Signals; army reserve; prisoner of war; Word War II; British Army

W Gordon

Winnie Gordon (documents)

This images shows page 4 of a certificate of service. The certificate was issued to John Cameron Gordon of the Royal Signals, enlisted on the 21st July 1936. Certificates of service, issued to every British soldier, held details such as army number, rank, record of service, certificates of transfers and discharge, record of education and previous service.<br /> <br /> Page 4 shows a certificate of transfer to the Army Reserve. The certificate states that John Cameron Gordon was transferred from the Royal Signals to the Army Reserve, on the 10th June 1946. Signalman Gordon, while serving in Malaya, was captured by Japanese soldiers. He spent a period of three years as a prisoner of war before being released in 1945. <br /> <br /> After the war years, John Gordon went on to become the proprietor of the music shop, 'The Record Rendezvous', located at Church Street, Inverness.