During the Second World War, hundreds of thousands of allied troops were captured during and following military battles and were held in Prisoner of War Camps in both Europe and Asia. Whilst a large number were liberated once fighting had ceased, sadly many died before the end of the war, whilst being held in the camps. This collection contains information about the soldiers captured, where they were held and often, what happened to them.
Whilst details vary between sets of records, you may find the following information (where available):
- Camp name
- Place and Date of birth
- Place and Date of death
- Father’s name
- Mother’s name
- Date and Place of Capture
- Service (e.g. Army, Air, Navy, Civilian)
- Service rank
- Service number
Updates: November 2020 - we have published images on Ancestry and added records that were previously excluded due to privacy restrictions and are now available.