25 May 2010


2894 PTE Theodore John McCathy has a rather interesting service record. There is a bit more detail than usual including the results of his dental examination. It gets really interesting on page 24 where there is a copy of the telegram to his NOK advising that he had been repatriated as a prisoner of war. Unfortunately there is not a lot of detail about his capture and I suppose there might be something in the unit war diary. I come across very few POW medals so it is rather special to see this one head back to the family.
The returned medal tally is now 652.

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