Welcome to the online database of the Far East Prisoners of War

Approximately 55,500 names of British POWs are on the database, taken from army, navy and air force records. We anticipate adding merchant navy and civilian POWs in the future, as and when such lists become available to us.

To proceed, click on 'Simple Search' and then enter the name of the person you are searching for in the box. The search will yield a list of matching POWs; if you see there the person you are searching for, click on their record. Their personal details will appear. The POW's service number will confirm you have the correct person.

Database update

We are currently uploading the 30,000 Liberation Questionnaires completed by returning British FEPOWs. We still have a long way to go, click the following link to see how far we have got: liberation questionnaire table

This site is maintained by the Children & Families of the Far East Prisoners of War. All rights reserved: terms of use.