Internees & Others

This database is currently under development. Each person has their own story. It is the aim of this site to identify all those who suffered during the war. Special “thanks” to Maurice Francis for his contributions.

Internees by Nationality

  • Americans
  • Australians
  • British
  • Canadians
  • Chinese
  • Dutch
  • Egyptians
  • French
  • Germans
  • Italians
  • Mexicans
  • Norwegians
  • Polish
  • Slovaks
  • Spanish
  • Swiss
Internees by Topic

Non-Internees

  • Non-Internees by Nationality
  • Non-Internees who died during Japanese occupation
  • Non-Internees who escaped the Philippines

11 thoughts on “Internees & Others

  1. What a wonderful surprise to discover your website thanks to an email for Maurice. My father was in STIC; he survived because the Kempetai grabbed the wrong Larsen when they took, Grinnell, Dugglby, Johnson and Larsen to Bilibid; tortured them and executed them in early January.
    My mother, who was Russian (Russia and Japan had a non aggression pact during the early part of WWII) and I were allowed to spend most of the occupation in our home in Manila under house arrest.
    My mother and I (age 4 1/2) and my baby sister with our Filipina amah, ran through the battle of Manila to get to the safety of STIC which had been liberated the previous day. I will send you the story of that terrible day. Chris

  2. I am excited to see this website and hopefully will make connections. I was born in Baguio soon after internment. My parents, Ed and Helen Angeny were Church of the Brethren missionaries. Mom wrote a book, “Behind Barbed Wire and High Fences” ( published by Sunbury, Camp Hill, PA and also available in paperback and on Kindle through Amazon). We were in Camp John Hay, Camp Holmes and finally Bilibid.
    I am interested in finding all the information I can about the internment and people involved. Particularly, I’m trying to find the name of the ship that brought us to San Francisco from Leyte. It was a Dutch Freighter and arrived in May. I have been on Ancestry and found nothing. I was informed that all those records have been destroyed.
    Carol (Angeny) Wion

  3. This is an excellent website even now as it is “still under development” as you say. I started researching the life of Ernest Stanley, STIC interpreter, back in 1995 and since then things have taken off and I am now involved very much with all aspects of the camps having a circulation email list of over 70 people, as I am sure you are aware. You might perhaps like to mention on your site that I am happy to add anyone on to this list but of course others on it will be aware of their email address. My Kindest Regards. Maurice Francis : 11 Gilmour Crescent, Claines, Worcester WR3 7PH, England – Tel: 01905 454127 – Mobile : 07752533956 – Email: mauricefrancis1@hotmail.com

  4. As the only member of my immediate family who was not interned in STIC, I read these stories with a sense of profound gratitude and humility.
    But for the grace of God… — Bill Boni
    (interned family members were Ovidio, Albina, Ovid, David and Robert)

  5. I’m trying to find information on great grandfather who was interned and passed away in one of the internment camps. Can’t be too sure which one because information about him from my elders are vague. All I know is James Howard Nelson was half white and half African American. My grandfather down to myself are of Filipino descent. From my own research I’ve gathered that at around the time of his death he would’ve been around 65 or 66 years old and he may have been a hold over from the Spanish/American or Philippines/American War. Is there any way to find a list of internees at each camp?

  6. This web site is amazing! I just found my great grandfather’s name listed as one of the internees that passed away at San Tomas Internment Camp. Now I have a few facts to go on. I was told he died of a heart attack because he was so happy when he heard of news that Americans were going back to the Philippines. Cause of death was coronary embolism on February 2, 1945.

  7. This is an amazing site. Congratulations! This must be a lot of work. I’m looking for information about my grand-parents Helen and James Glen who were from Glasgow, Scotland. I know that they had been in Manila since the 1920’s and were evacuated on MS Pennant. The only information that I have is that Helen had been a “Royal Matron” and had worked at the Malabon Sugar Company. James had been a merchant seaman during his life, mostly for P&O, and had crewed on ships in the Pacific up to 1941. Any information about them would be appreciated.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *