identity tag, Far-East POW
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- FULL NAME: identity tag, Far-East POW
- SIMPLE NAME: POW
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Second World War Far East prisoner of war (POW) identity tag issued to Major W T Carden whilst a prisoner of the Japanese in Shamshuipo camp, Hong Kong and also in camps in mainland Japan. At the time the recipient was a Warrant Officer in the Royal Army Pay Corps. The number '176' on the tag denotes the camp number ('Haku Nanaju Roku') and the symbol below the number signifies that the prisoner was also a camp fireman. See also the private papers associated with W T Carden held by the Department of Documents, catalogue reference 84/13/1.
Japanese characters denoting camp fireman
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