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TITLE
Soldier's Release Book Class A
EXTERNAL ID
Z_PC_WGORDON3_004_041
DATE OF IMAGE
1946
PERIOD
1940s
SOURCE
W Gordon
ASSET ID
8442
KEYWORDS
army documents
release books
British Army
World War II
prisoners of war
Soldier's Release Book Class A

This image shows the back cover of 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.

The back cover shows two stamps. The top stamp states that if the book is presented at a railway booking office, it will entitle the soldier to travel at a concessionary rate. The bottom stamp was issued by the military dispersal unit and verifies that release leave was granted. Cigarettes and sweets were issued upon release.

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 Class A

1940s

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

W Gordon

Winnie Gordon (documents)

This image shows the back cover of 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 /> The back cover shows two stamps. The top stamp states that if the book is presented at a railway booking office, it will entitle the soldier to travel at a concessionary rate. The bottom stamp was issued by the military dispersal unit and verifies that release leave was granted. Cigarettes and sweets were issued upon release.<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.