Since early in 1997 there has been an effort to recognize the former Commonwealth and Allied prisoners of war in Taiwan who suffered at the hands of the Japanese during World War II. This project which was known originally as the KINKASEKI POW MEMORIAL PROJECT, came about as a result of information coming to light late in 1996 about the notorious Japanese prisoner of war camp at Jinguashi, Taiwan, formerly known as Kinkaseki. Michael Hurst MBE, a Canadian expat living in Taipei, formed a committee to organize a memorial service for the men of Kinkaseki in May of 1997, and this ultimately led to the construction of a memorial to the POWs of Kinkaseki and the other POW camps in Taiwan. The Kinkaseki / Taiwan POW Memorial was officially dedicated on November 23, 1997.
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On Friday November 11th 2011 - exactly 69 years after the first POWs arrived at Taihoku Camp # 6 from Singapore on the hellship England Maru, a memorial was dedicated to the men of No. 6 Camp...THE REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICE AT KINKASEKI
Over the past 17 years a number of the former Taiwan POWs - and many of their family members, have returned to be with us for our Remembrance Day service in Taiwan.
The ceremony takes place every...TAIWAN CELEBRATES ITS FIRST FEPOW DAY
FEPOW (Far East Prisoner of War) Day was first conceived in 2007 in the UK and is a concerted drive to have August 15th designated as a day to especially remember all those – military and civilians, who...The TAIWAN HELLSHIPS MEMORIAL DEDICATION
Taiwan played a significant role in the story of the hellships in World War II. Being a Japanese colony and secure base, it served as a haven for many hellships en route to Japan, as well as a...