John Longmuir papers

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      GB 206 Liddle Collection POW 041
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  • Physical Description
      1 file; manuscript, typescript, photographs, postcards, and printed material Includes an account book with Prisoner of War currency

Scope and Content

Notice to join Territorial Force (4 Aug. 1914); Typescript unit diary, May-Sep. 1915 (n.d.); 5 photographs [1918]; Letter to Mrs Longmuir from the War Office (30 Apr. 1918); Service Record book (1917-1918); 2 picture postcards of the private hospital ship SS Sindoro (n.d.); 2 cards relating to the private hospital ship SS Sindoro (n.d.); Training booklet for 1st Highland Field Company, Royal Engineers (1914); Officer's Protection Certificate (12 Jan. 1920); 4 letters to his mother (6 Mar. 1918, 17 Mar. 1918, n.d., 7 Apr. 1918); Telegram to Mrs Longmuir (17 Apr. 1918); 2 letters to Mrs Longmuir from the Central Prisoners of War Committee (19-20 June 1918); 2 parcel postcards (27 July 1918, 16 Aug. 1918); 2 letters and 3 postcards to his mother whilst at Crossen (30 Apr.-13 June 1918); 4 letters and one postcard to his mother whilst at Schweidnitz (22 July-8 Sep. 1918); Account book with POW (Prisoner of War) currency (1918); Typed transcript of an interview recorded with Peter Liddle (Aug. 1976).

Administrative / Biographical History

John Bogie Longmuir (b. 1897 in Aberdeen) a Lieutenant, 1st, 400th and 408th Highland Field Companies, Royal Engineers, served on the Western Front. He was wounded and captured in 1918, losing an arm, then held as a POW (Prisoner of War) at Crossen, Schweidnitz, and Karlsruhe. Later he became a major.

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Tapes 362 and 365: interview recorded with Peter Liddle in Aug. 1976.