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The Invergordon Archive

Sgt. Charles P. Shivas
The Invergordon Archive
Sgt. Charles P. Shivas

This is a photo of my Uncle, Sgt. Charles P. Shivas. It was taken approximately 1934 when he first enlisted with the Seaforth Highlanders at Fort George. He served proudly with the R.E.M.E. (Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers) and also the R.A.S.C. (Royal Army Service Corps). His military records indicate he gave excellent service in many parts of the world and his military conduct was "exemplary"!
He was a very proud soldier serving with the Seaforth Highlanders and his family are all very proud of him and his military service. I have also attached a poem my Father, John B. Shivas, wrote for his brother Charlie and I would like to share this with the Invergordon Archive. (To see this, just click on 'Open Document' below.)
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Picture added on 11 February 2016 at 13:00
I remember Charlie who was by then in his later years and I as a boy. Lasting memories is that he was always absolutely immaculate, razor sharp creases in his trousers and shoes polished to perfection. His military service left it's mark. He was always stop for a quick blether, ask what you were up to, maybe share a short story from his youth and continue his way. I remember my father, Hamish Askew, saying to me that Charlie had a great mind in terms of things electrical and mechanical.
Added by Graeme Askew on 25 November 2016
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