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British prisoners on parole at Saumur, Alphabetical list of prisoners of war. French and American prisoners of war. Prisoners released on parole, American prisoners of war. Spanish prisoners of war.
Various nationalities. French prisoners of war, Lists of casualties and prisoners of war, Transfer of British subjects from Baghdad. Delivery of parcels and letters to prisoners. Orderable at item level.
From Java To Nagasaki: The Complete Secret Wartime Diaries of a Prisoner of the Japanese
Find your family history How we can help you Why choose Findmypast? British and French prisoners of war. Loss of submarine E. Other ranks reports: pages containing report numbers pages , report numbers are missing. Thailand and Japan; death certificates for 5 prisoners of war who died at sea, en route from Thailand to Japan. Nominal role of prisoners of war who died in Japanese hands, collated from various interrogation reports.
Thailand; deaths of prisoners of war in various camps, ; statement from Captain E A de L Young. Japan and Taiwan; deaths at various camps; lists and copies of death certificates. Dutch East Indies; death certificates for prisoners of war who died in transit between Ambon, Makassar and Moena Muna Island, allegedly by Allied action.
Borneo: nominal roll British prisoners of war and causes of death; includes Japanese record cards and death certificates.
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Far East: main camp, Thailand; personal effects of deceased prisoners of war, September to December Far East: Borneo; prisoner of war record cards; buried in Jesselton cemetery and those sent from Kuching to Jesselton. Orderable at item level - Borneo list. Far East: nominal rolls of deceased British prisoners of war in Borneo; compiled from Japanese death certificates.
Prisoners of war, Far East: casualties at sea, en route to Japan as prisoners of war, and in various prison camps.
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Prisoners of war, Far East: Ballale Island Shortland Group, off New Guinea ; investigation after Royal Artillery bodies were found by Australian troops, linked with disappearance of Japanese ship transporting prisoners of war from New Britain, early March ; interrogation of the Japanese. Prisoners of war Far East: arrangements following Japanese surrender; nominal roll of No 25 camp Fukuoka and war diary; deaths at camp No 25 and camp No 6 Tanoura.
Prisoners of war, Far East: party transferred from Palembang to Changi, July ; nominal roll. Hong Kong: information on casualties and prisoners of war, compiled from reports by escapees etc; includes 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots. Malaya and Netherlands East Indies: interrogation of survivors from Rakuyo Maru Japanese ship carrying prisoners of war, sunk by US submarines regarding missing personnel.
He had already said to me that forgiveness was one of the most difficult things to do. And I think he did that with his captors, with the evidence of him giving them cigarettes, refraining from beating them and pitying them at the end of the war when the Japanese themselves became captives. And that is how I remember him. He was always kind, thoughtful, loving and caring. I rarely, if ever, saw him angry and he never raised his voice to me. I miss him today in as much as I do when he was here. At the time, the former S.
Van Waerwijk — renamed the Harugiku Maru by the Japanese — was being used to transport supplies from one side of the island of Sumatra to the other. Conditions during the voyage were exceptionally difficult, with meagre food and the only breaks up on deck permitted after the ship had been sailing for at least 18 hours.
After much remonstration with their guards, groups of 25 men were able to go up for some fresh air every 15 minutes. At 2pm on the 26 th , two torpedoes hit the side of the ship. She sank within minutes; POWs were killed, along with half of the 50 Japanese also on board. Here they would stay for three weeks until they were transported straight back to Sumatra. This time, they would find their intended destination: the jungle camps and exhausting labour of railway construction.
We knew nothing of the Burma-Thailand line, nor that this one would be kilometres long, and cross over the equator. To read more, the paperback edition of Prisoners of the Sumatra Railway is available now. Please register your interest now , fepow. Accommodation: The Liner Hotel www. To book direct, call direct on the lower rates will only be available when calling direct and quote FEPOW Art.
The 6th June sees the 75th anniversary of D Day. The focus, quite rightly, is on Europe. My father, Frank Percival, was captured in Singapore in February and was a member of one of the early work parties that headed up country to Thailand in June that year. Upon returning home in October , contrary to Army orders, the story of his captivity was published in the local newspapers in North West London — the Willesden Chronicle and the Kilburn Times.
He told me when I was a teenager that as a young man, before he joined the Army in , he had aspirations to be a journalist. I have often wondered if this piece, written on the ship home, was an attempt at fulfilling his career aspirations.
The piece reveals that the news about D Day was already circulating in Thailand as early as 9th June — just 3 days after the allied invasion of France. If found the men held responsible by the Japanese risked death by beheading.
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The section on D Day and receiving news on the progress of the war from outside is as follows:. Towards the end however things deteriorated, mainly as a result of the frequent searches carried out by the Japanese. But this was compensated for, in some measure, by the leaflets which occasionally came into our possession printed in Burmese, Chinese, Japanese and Siamese. We ware easily able to follow the course of the War from these, aided by excellent sketch maps printed on their reverse sides. My father told me that these communications were an incredible boost to morale — and that especially the news on D Day helped the POWs to believe that maybe there was now an end insight.
Connie was just twelve years old when she was interned with her two younger sisters, Else aged 5 and Kathy aged 2, in Tjihapit Camp and Struiswijk Prison in Java. Her two older brothers aged 14 and 15 were interned with the men in Tjikudapateuh. Their mother, suffering from T. She died just after the end of the war. Their father died in on the Burma Railway.
Her grandfather died in Ambarawa Camp and her grandmother in Bloemenkamp. So Connie became a mother to these two younger sisters who she struggled courageously to care for and educate while at the same time, as she was no longer considered a child by the Japanese, she had to work in the camps. Throughout her adult life Connie was determined both to honour the memory of her parents who she missed so much and also to ensure that this dreadful part of Dutch history would not be forgotten. The statement made by mayor E.
For many years of work Mrs Suverkropp focused on an accounting of history that reflects, and does justice to, the experience of the Dutch in the occupied Dutch East Indies during World War 2 — a history which she lived and remembers herself, and which dramatically affected her own family, and which has formed her as a person.
The Foundation offers guest lectures on history in schools in the Netherlands. She made a special effort to get Dutch-Indonesian historic facts integrated into the curriculum History of the Netherlands in secondary schools: through special projects with the Royal Tropical Institute, and exhibits in the educational museum Museon. She also gave lectures on the subject in schools in Japan. With her activities she helped open the eyes of many Dutch students to this special part of history, Dutch history, of the Dutch East Indies. She has served the Dutch Indonesian community through her efforts to prevent their history from being swept under the rug, and forgotten.
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When day broke on Radji Beach, there were around one hundred people who had washed ashore from the Vyner Brooke and the Pulo Soegi, over the last two days, fleeing Singapore: women and children, civilians, sailors, Australian Army Nurses and military personnel, including British servicemen. These ships had been bombed by the Japanese in the Banka Strait — or bomb alley as it was now dubbed.