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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In the past fourteen years from 1999 - 2013, the Taiwan POW Camps Memorial Society has erected a number of memorials in honour and tribute to the men of the Allied nations who were taken prisoner by the...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...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..."REMEMBRANCE WEEKEND 2011"
November 9-16 were the dates for this year’s “Remembrance Week” event which takes place annually to honour the former Taiwan prisoners of war and the veterans who suffered so much for our freedom. It is organized by...ALL ASIAN WAR GRAVES PHOTOS AVAILABLE - FREE!
In 2011 it was announced on the Taiwan POW Society website that photos of the graves of the former Taiwan POWs who are buried at Sai Wan War Cemetery in Hong Kong were available from the Society...