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TITLE
Army letter
EXTERNAL ID
Z_PC_WGORDON3_004_052
DATE OF IMAGE
1945
PERIOD
1940s
SOURCE
W Gordon
ASSET ID
8458
KEYWORDS
British Army
World War II
prisoners of war
Army letter

This image shows an army letter, dating from the 14th November, 1945. The letter refers to the release of a returned prisoner-of-war. Signalman John Cameron 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 letter instructs John Gordon to report to No 1 Military Dispersal Unit in Edinburgh. He is to take with him his kit bag, knife, fork and spoon, his AB64 (service and pay book), and the letter. The letter advises the soldier to take a suitcase with him to take away any uniforms or plain clothes issued. Early arrival is advised, so that the soldier may be released during the same day.

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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Army letter

1940s

British Army; World War II; prisoners of war

W Gordon

Winnie Gordon (documents)

This image shows an army letter, dating from the 14th November, 1945. The letter refers to the release of a returned prisoner-of-war. Signalman John Cameron 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 letter instructs John Gordon to report to No 1 Military Dispersal Unit in Edinburgh. He is to take with him his kit bag, knife, fork and spoon, his AB64 (service and pay book), and the letter. The letter advises the soldier to take a suitcase with him to take away any uniforms or plain clothes issued. Early arrival is advised, so that the soldier may be released during the same day. <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.