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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WE ARE GATHERED TOGETHER AT THIS SPOT TO REMEMBER AND TO REFLECT UPON THE LIVES OF FOURTEEN AMERICANS WHO PERISHED HERE SIXTY YEARS AGO—SIXTY YEARS AGO ON THIS DAY.
IT IS NOT OUR PURPOSE TO DEMEAN THIS...THE REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICE AT KINKASEKI
Over the past 17 years a number of the former Taiwan POWs - and many of their family members, have returned to be with us for our Remembrance Day service in Taiwan.
The ceremony takes place every...A NEW MEMORIAL BENCH FOR THE POW PARK
For the past several years since the building of the Memorial Wall in the POW Park at Jinguashi, we have wanted to have a bench placed there so that people who come to visit can sit and remember and...THE KINKASEKI MEMORIAL - HOW IT ALL BEGAN. . . THE STORY OF THE KINKASEKI MEMORIAL
The war was over; the Japanese, who had ruled Taiwan for 50 years, left the island, and the Taiwan Metal Mining Co. took over the operation of what had been the largest...MEMORIAL SERVICE AT THE REMAINS OF THE OLD NORTH WALL OF THE FORMER TAIPEI PRISON FOR THE 14 AMERICAN AIRMEN EXECUTED BY THE JAPANESE 60 YEARS AGO June 19, 1945 – was the date of the senseless execution of 14 American airmen at the Taipei Prison. On June 19th 2005 – the 60th Anniversary of that tragic event, the Society held a special memorial service...