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POW Thailand WW2

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Caroline

Caroline Report 20 Nov 2020 14:06

I have been told that my father was held by the Japanese in a POW Camp in Thailand.. Help please... where can I search for proof?

KathleenBell

KathleenBell Report 20 Nov 2020 15:14

WW2 service records are still with the MOD and are not on line.

Look here for how to order them:-

https://www.gov.uk/get-copy-military-service-records

They cost £30 and can take quite a while to arrive (several months).

Kath. x

ErikaH

ErikaH Report 21 Nov 2020 09:30

PoW records for SOME camps are online.

I have my brother-in-law’s.

Try looking on Ancestry and FMP as a first step

Ancestry:
UK, World War II Allied Prisoners of War, 1939-1945
and...........
UK, British Prisoners of War, 1939-1945

Caroline

Caroline Report 21 Nov 2020 22:10

Thank you so much for your welcomed replies! I will most probably take the MOD route.. Thanks again! xxx

ErikaH

ErikaH Report 22 Nov 2020 10:05

If you would like someone to look at Ancestry or FMP for you, tell us the name and, if known, the Regiment or Corps

Maddie

Maddie Report 23 Nov 2020 12:46

example from fmp

xxxxx
Last name xxxxx name removed
Year 1944
Service number 10545121
Rank Private
Regiment -
Country of imprisonment Thailand
Prison camp or ship Thailand - Camp 4
Conflict World War 2
Archive
The National Archives
Archive reference WO 361/1954
Document details Prisoners of war, Far East: Thailand POW Camp, name list, as of 1 November 1944; volume I.
Record set Prisoners Of War 1715-1945