Sunday, 1 July 2012

Japanese POW records on Forces War Records

From the Forces War Records website (

Forces War Records re-launches with 14,000 Japanese P.O.W records

To celebrate the launch of a new design for its website, Forces War Records has just added over 14,000 new Japanese Prisoner of War records which are completely free to search and view results.

Dominic Hayhoe from Forces War Records said “In addition to our new site design, we have been extensively adding new records to Forces War Records that our members have been asking for. One area not very well covered by any sites is the Japanese Prisoner of War records. In adding these, we know we will be helping quite a few people looking for information on their ancestors. In addition to this we have created a very extensive tutorial to help with finding more information.”

He goes on to say “Of course, in addition to these new records, as ever, all our records are not simply service records in isolation. All our records are uniquely cross matched with other information related to them such as what units the person served in or what battles they fought etc. giving a much more in-depth picture of what life was really like for them.”

(With thanks to Dominic Hayhoe)


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