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...20 YEARS OF RESEARCHING, REMEMBERING and HONOURING THE TAIWAN POWS
2016 was the 20th anniversary of the recognition of the former Japanese prisoner of war camps on Taiwan during World War II, and also of the beginning of the effort to uncover the story of those camps and to...THE KINKASEKI MEMORIAL - HOW IT ALL BEGAN. . . THE STORY OF THE KINKASEKI MEMORIAL
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WE ARE GATHERED TOGETHER AT THIS SPOT TO REMEMBER AND TO REFLECT UPON THE LIVES OF FOURTEEN AMERICANS WHO PERISHED HERE SIXTY YEARS AGO—SIXTY YEARS AGO ON THIS DAY.
IT IS NOT OUR PURPOSE TO DEMEAN THIS...