Prisoner of War records for WWI and WWII are now available for research at Findmypast as follows:
“Search for your ancestors in new WWI and WWII Prisoner of War records published today on findmypast.co.uk
These records hold vital information about men taken prisoner of war during both World Wars. Naval and Military Press provided findmypast.co.uk with these records.
Prisoners of War 1914-1918
Search records of 7,703 British Army Officers who were Prisoners of War between 1914 and 1918.
The records will usually tell you the following about your ancestors: first and last names, rank, service, section, date they went missing and date they were repatriated.
Some records have additional notes, for example, death in captivity.
Prisoners of War 1939-1945
Search for your ancestors in the following sets of records:
- 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
The records will usually provide you with the following information about your ancestors: name, rank, regiment, army number, camp number, Prisoner of War number, camp type, camp location and extra notes, where applicable.