issued to Clarence Shipton in July 1946 shows that he was a member of Company E. His son stated that the folded card has an inside page which "shows that Dad did not miss any of the rations…all are punched!".
The Corner Club (Cheltenham) Ltd.
was apparently frequented by Lt. Francis L. Mahan of I Co.
Cheltenham is not close to Nottingham and it is unclear why Lt. Mahan was in that area. Although he does not yet appear on the Purple Heart list, he may have been convalescing in a hospital in that area.
Whatever the case, the card expiry notice indicates that it was valid only through November 14, 1945. There is a good chance that by that time Francis may well have been homeward bound.