Trace Prisoners of War at findmypast.co.uk

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At findmypast.co.uk you can now search WWI and WWII Prisoner of War records.In the Prisoners of War 1914-1918 collection you can

At findmypast.co.uk you can now search WWI and WWII Prisoner of War records.

In the Prisoners of War 1914-1918 collection you can search records of 7,703 British Army Officers who were Prisoners of War between 1914 and 1918.

The records will usually tell you first and last names, rank, service, section, date the individual went missing and date they were repatriated. Some records have additional notes, for example, death in captivity.

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In the Prisoners of War 1939-1945 collection you can search 19,229 records of British Navy and Air Force Officers; 39,808 records of Officers of Empire serving in British Army; and 107,000 records of British Army held in German territories.

The records will usually provide name, rank, regiment, army number, camp number, Prisoner of War number, camp type, camp location and extra notes, where applicable.