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TITLE
Soldier's Release Book
EXTERNAL ID
Z_PC_WGORDON3_004_039
DATE OF IMAGE
1946
PERIOD
1940s
SOURCE
W Gordon
ASSET ID
8438
KEYWORDS
army documents
release books
British Army
World War II
prisoners of war
Soldier's Release Book

This image shows a soldier's release book class A. The release book was issued to John Cameron Gordon of the Royal Signals, an ex prisoner of war. 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 repatriated in 1945.

Page 4 of the release book gives instructions to soldiers requiring hospital treatment while on leave. The first paragraph states that the book should be shown to the hospital authorities when admitted to or attending hospital. In-patient treatment is normally given at the nearest military or civil Emergency Medical Scheme hospitals. Emergency dental treatment can be obtained at Army dental centres and military hospitals.

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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Soldier's Release Book

1940s

army documents; release books; British Army; World War II; prisoners of war

W Gordon

Winnie Gordon (documents)

This image shows a soldier's release book class A. The release book was issued to John Cameron Gordon of the Royal Signals, an ex prisoner of war. 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 repatriated in 1945. <br /> <br /> Page 4 of the release book gives instructions to soldiers requiring hospital treatment while on leave. The first paragraph states that the book should be shown to the hospital authorities when admitted to or attending hospital. In-patient treatment is normally given at the nearest military or civil Emergency Medical Scheme hospitals. Emergency dental treatment can be obtained at Army dental centres and military hospitals.<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.