A Glenlivet 'Ballindalloch' Jock's 1914 'MONS' Prisoner of War campaign medal group of 3: Private John Jamieson, 1st Battalion Gordon Highlanders
- 1914 Star. No clasp (8765. Pte. J. Jamieson. 1/Gord: Highrs)
- British War Medal. Silver issue (8765. Pte. J. Jamieson. Gordons.)
- Interallied Victory Medal (8765. Pte. J. Jamieson. Gordons.)
Prisoner-of-War: Private John Jamieson confirmed Prisoner-of-War, captured by the enemy at 'Mons' in August 1914 , the POW records held by the International Red Cross showing that he had been captured at 'Mons'- after having disembarked at Boulogne, on 14 August 1914 - and an extremely early 'Prisoner of War' during the Great War. The 'Aberdeen Weekly Journal' Press and Journal issue of, 6 November 1914, contained the below notice:
Mr. John Jamieson, (1st Gordon Highlanders), who had been postman in the Morinsh district for the past four years, has been missing since 20th August. His wife has now had a letter from him intimating that he has all this time been a prisoner in Germany, but otherwise well.
Private John Jamieson survived his POW incarceration for the duration of the war, and he is recorded as having been released from captivity in Germany and returend to England in the War Office List dated 17 December 1918, that was published in the Weekly Casualty List (War Office & Air Ministry ) issue of 24 December 1918, which shows that he had been held in Germany, and that his place of residence in Scotland was 'Ballindalloch'
Medals Verification: The Great War campaign medals all verified as issued per the respective medal rolls of the Gordon Highlanders, as under:
- 1914 Star: No clasp: Reference WO 329/2475 (entered theatre of war 'France' 13 August 1914)
- British War Medal. Silver issue: Reference WO 329/1655
- Interallied Victory Medal: Reference WO 329/1655
John Jamieson, was a native of, Banffshire, Scotland. He enlisted in his local infantry regiment, the Gordon Highlanders in 1903, under a short service engagement of 7 years 'With the Colours' and 5 years on the Army Reserve. He was appointed a Postman (Grantown-on-Spey) in July 1911 (British Postal Appointments registers confirm), and as an Army Reservist was mobilized for recall to his British Army and the Gordon Highlanders on the outbreak of war in August 1914. Confirmed captured by the enemy at Mons (23-24 August 1914) the very first major battle of the Great War between the British and German armies, he subsequently endured just over 4 years of captivity as a Prisoner-of-War being repatriated back to England in December 1918. John returned to his postal duties in the Morinsh area of Banffshire, and is recorded being involved in a horrific motor accident, referred to as the 'Shenval Accident' on 14 September 1933, when Constable Arthur Michie (from Glenlivet) was thrown from John's motorcycle sidecar, suffering severe head injuries, from which he died, and leaving John Jamieson (postman who resided at Sheval Morinsh) seriously injured (refer to the Aberdeen Press and Journal issues of, 16 September & 1 November 1933)
Sold together with some hard-copy photocopied research
A scarce and desirable confirmed 'Mons' Prisoner-of-War
Condition: About EF