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Japanese Index Cards of Allied PoWs and Internees
« on: May 23, 2009, 03:09:00 PM »
The Japanese Index Card series WO345 contains some 57,000 pre-printed cards of uncertain provenance that appear to have been compiled by a central Japanese authority. With certain exceptions, the cards concern British servicemen and record in a combination of English and Japanese: camp; name; nationality; rank; place of capture; father's name; place of origin; destination of report (assumed to be report of capture, sent to next of kin at address given); ‘no’ for prisoner's camp number; date of birth; unit and service number; date of capture; mother's name; occupation; remarks. Other information is found on the reverse and may include medical and other details. All dates read from right to left and are calculated from the first year of the reign of Emperor Hirohito (1926). A diagonal red line across the card indicates that the prisoner is dead.

The Notified captures by the Japanese was 57,000 = 37,500 British, and 19,500 Commonwealth Servicemen and Civilians composed of 14,000 Indian and 5,500 Australian held in Singapore.

The cards are in 600/700 cards in a box, to see the cards you need to order WO345/

1 Aaron-Angus. Done
2 Anholm-Bairstow. Done
3 Bakar-Bartsow. Done
4 Barugh-Benzie. Done
5 Bere-Bond. Done
6 Bone-Briggs.Done
7 Brigham-Buist.Done
8 Bulbeck-Camp. Done
9 Campbell-Chaplin.Done
10 Chapman-Clegg.
11 Cleggett-Cooke.
12 Cookman-Crewe.
13 Cribb-Davie.
14 Davies-Dickson.
15 Didd-Dunmore.
16 Dunn-Elworthy.
17 Ely-Fiford.
18 Figg-Fozzard.
19 Fradgley-Gazey.
20 Geach-Goodwill.
21 Goodwin-Griffin.
22 Griffith-Hance.
23 Hancock-Haswell.
24 Hatch-Heyworth.
25 Hiam-Holme.
26 Holmes-Hulin.
27 Hull-Jamieson.
28 Jancey-Jones R.
29 Jones S-King L.
30 King M-Lawrence.
31 Lawrenson-Litten.
32 Little-McCole.
33 McColgan-McMinn.
34 McMoreland-Martin.
35 Martindale-Miller H.
36 Miller J-Morrill.
37 Morris-Needham.
38 Neen-Oldcorn.
39 Oldershaw-Parsonage.
40 Parsons-Peyton.
41 Phair-Poynton.
42 Pragnell-Rayson.
43 Rea-Rixson.
44 Roach-Rostron.
45 Rote-Schofield.
46 Scholes-Shilling.
47 Shillingford-Smith E.
48 Smith F-Spencer.
49 Spendelow-Stones.
50 Stonham-Taylor F.
51 Taylor G-Thynne.
52 Tibbett-Twatt.
53 Tweddell-Walmsley.
54 Walpole-Weeks.
55 Wegg-Wigzell.
56 Wilburn-Wilson.
57 Wilthew-Wurra.
58 Wyatt-Zuzarte.

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