“To remember them is to honour them”

MegWelcome to the Researching FEPOW History (RFH) Group’s website and blog. The RFH group was founded in 2005 with the aim of bringing together all those interested in researching Far East POW history, a still little-known aspect of WWII history.
We do this by organising conferences approximately every two years. Details of events held to date can be found by selecting the “Conferences” Menu Item above.  Up to 75% of our audience are family historians; the remainder comprise professional and academic researchers, students, authors and historians.
We attract leading authorities from around the world to share their research into Far East captivity during WWII. Please share your interest in this history with others who visit this website or who attend our conferences. We hope we may welcome you to the next one.

Meg Parkes MPhil
RFH Group


“…the Researching FEPOW History Conference plays an extremely important role in maintaining an interest in FEPOW history, encouraging good quality academic research and fulfils the duty of acknowledging and appreciating the men and the sacrifice that was made by the FEPOWs and ex-internees.”

Mr Jeya Ayadurai
Director of the Changi Museum, Singapore

11 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi.
    My grandad Harry Scotter was in Changi prison at the end of the war possibly 4th or 6th Battalion Royal Anglians
    How could I find out more information about him
    Regards Howard


  2. My father was in Changi from 1942 to 1945 he wrote an account (mainly for his family and friends) of his time there. He also illustrated this with his own sketches. I would be happy to share this with anyone who is interested in Changi.


  3. could anybody help me with my fathers records i did start research last year but had a stroke and had to stop i have only just started to do a bit more but still have a long way to go,


    • I would very much appreciate some help and advice from you,i am so mixed up over things about my dad,over the past few days i have watched the Belford Boys on tv and the morpeth fepows,my dad was in the northumberland fusiliers,i have 2 records for him one says missing in malaya,the next he is in thailand,his army number is 4276311,,,


      • Hi Anne, if you let me know your fathers name I will try and find some information about him

        The 9th battalion Northumberland fusiliers became part of the 18th Div.
        24th October 1941 the 9th Btn. sailed for Halifax aboard the ‘Warwick Castle’ from Liverpool. Arriving in Halifax they re-embarked on the American troopship the ‘USS Orizaba’ After a long hot journey via the Port of Spain in Trinidad and Capetown they arrived in Bombay for training before setting sail again for Singapore in late January 1942 to join the 11th Indian Division.


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