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Imperial Prisoners of war held in Japan

Exclusive to Forces War Records

56,000+ of those held by the Empire of Japan were recorded in the War Departments records now held at Kew under the title ‘BRITISH PRISONERS OF WAR HELD IN JAPAN OR JAPANESE-OCCUPIED TERRITORY’

Records in this collection are likely to include the following:

  • Name
  • Rank
  • Service Number
  • Branch of Service
  • Final Camp Location
  • Date of Capture
  • Date of Liberation

Please be aware that due to the way we collate, and cross reference our databases, some records will contain more information than that listed above.

Original Source: Transcribed from the National Archive reference WO392/23-26

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