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POW Casualties

Source: Horyo Saishu Ronkoku Fuzoku-sho B, Feb. 19, 1948.
Figures in braces are estimates; in brackets from Australian War Memorial.

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total
new zealand
canada
american
australian
dutch (european)
british
death rate (%)
24.8%
(28%)
12,433
(14,500)
pow deaths
50,016
(52,000)
22.9%
8,500
37,000
34.1%
(35.9%)
32.9%
16.1%
1,691
273
25.6%
27.1%
35,756
132,134
121
31
7,412
(8,031)
7,107
21,580
21,726
(22,376)
total deaths
Nationality

Of the 50,016 total United Kingdom forces captured...

42,610 were Army of whom 10,298 were killed or died in captivity

5,102 were RAF of whom 1,714 were killed or died in captivity

2,304 were Royal Navy of whom 421 were killed or died in captivity

TOTAL 12,433 (25%) United Kingdom Forces were killed or died - 37,583 survived

POW Casuality Lists

Below is a list of POW casualties and stories of those who were lost in various conflicts in the Far East WW2.