FindMyPast UK launches WWI & WWII POW records

FindMyPast UK has published the prisoner of war records for both the First and Second World Wars!

Details in brief:

Prisoners of War 1914-1918
The records of 7,703 British Army Officers who were prisoners of war between 1914 and 1918

Most records will tell you the first and last names, rank, service, section, of your ancestors, and the date they went missing and date they were returned.

Prisoners of War 1939-1945
  • Prisoners of War 1939-1945 – British Navy & Air Force Officers: 19,229 records
  • Prisoners of War 1939-1945 – Officers of Empire serving in British Army: 39,808 records
  • Prisoners of War 1939-1945 – British Army held in German territories: 107,000 records
Most records will advise you the name, rank, regiment, army number, camp number, Prisoner of War number of your ancestor - and the camp type, camp location and extra notes, where applicable.

For more info, see their blog - or try searching for yourself online!

You can use FindMyPast UK FREE throughout all 55 libraries in the Auckland region.

Happy hunting


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