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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I am proud to be here today with you to honor the memory of those brave men who lost their lives here 60 years ago in the cause of...ENOURA MARU MEMORIAL SERVICE - JANUARY 9, 2005
January 9, 1945 – was the date of the bombing of the hellship Enoura Maru at Takao Harbour, Formosa, with the loss of more than 300 American POW lives. On January 9th 2005 – the 60th Anniversary of...The TAIWAN HELLSHIPS MEMORIAL DEDICATION
Taiwan played a significant role in the story of the hellships in World War II. Being a Japanese colony and secure base, it served as a haven for many hellships en route to Japan, as well as a...THE KINKASEKI MEMORIAL DEDICATION On Sunday November 23, 1997 - the final chapter in the story of Kinkaseki was written, as over 150 friends and supporters gathered in the park that now stands on the site of the former POW camp, to... ASIAN WAR GRAVES AND MEMORIAL PHOTOS AVAILABLE - FREE!
In 2011 it was announced on the Taiwan POW Society website that photos of the graves of the former Taiwan POWs who are buried at Sai Wan War Cemetery in Hong Kong were available from the Society...