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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The war was over; the Japanese, who had ruled Taiwan for 50 years, left the island, and the Taiwan Metal Mining Co. took over the operation of what had been the largest...ENOURA MARU MEMORIAL SERVICE - JANUARY 9, 2005
January 9, 1945 – was the date of the bombing of the hellship Enoura Maru at Takao Harbour, Formosa, with the loss of more than 300 American POW lives. On January 9th 2005 – the 60th Anniversary of...DEDICATION OF THE AMERICAN AIRMEN’S MEMORIAL - JUNE 20, 2009
On Saturday June 20th 2009 a memorial service was held at the site of the former Taipei Prison to honor and remember the American airmen who were captured by the Japanese when their aircraft crashed or were shot...A WORLD WAR II REMEMBRANCE IN TAIPEI
by Jerome F. Keating Ph.D., Taiwan POW Camps Memorial Society Board Member
Taiwan abounds with historical sites, many of which residents pass by everyday with scant recollection of what went on there. One such place in Taipei...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...