Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Ancestry adds UK, Allied Prisoners of War, 1939-1945

This collection contains 1,294,406 index about Second World War POWs.
The index usually contains name, rank, military date, regiment, service number and source description. There's also a link to an original document at Fold3 (extra cost) giving information such as: name, camp name, nationality, place and date of birth, place and date of death, father’s name, mother’s name, gender, date and place of capture, service (e.g. Army, Air, Navy, Civilian), service rank, service number.
The collections is sourced from The National Archives; Kew, London, England; WO 392 POW Lists 1943-1945; Reference Number: WO 392/11.

1 comment:

Nancy Cutway said...

Unfortunately the index uses only the first name initial, not the first name. So it's rather useless.