the roll

These pages bring together a nominal roll of British former POWs who laboured on the Sumatra railway. They are separated by service, with a page each for Navy, Army and Air Force personnel (just click on ‘the roll’ above to see the different pages).

On the roll itself, each of the names is a clickable link, which will take you through to the individual’s entry on the COFEPOW database and, where they are available, a downloadable version of their Liberation Questionnaire.

Key sources consulted in compiling the roll were:

The National Archives:

  • WO344 – Liberated prisoner of war interrogation questionnaires
  • WO361/1404 – Deaths, Camp 3 Kota Baroe
  • WO361/2013 – List of POWs at Pakanbaroe, August 1945

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