Most of the records in this series consist of admission and discharge registers, alphabetical sick registers and death registers, kept by prisoners of war.
These are divided into three subseries:
- Nong Pladock Camp and its Ubon or Oubone satellite, in Thailand
- Tanbaya Hospital Camp in Burma. This includes an account of the move from Singapore to Thailand, and a War Office PoW Casualty Section file relating to the registers, and an official war diary and death register of the camp
- Registers, numbers by book (1-50) of camp hospitals in Batavia, Osaka, Singapore, Hong Kong, and other camp hospitals in Thailand and Burma.
There is also an index for the books 1-50 (WO 347/14-59), arranged by surname. Each card/slip notes (in the bottom left hand corner) the book number and the page number - for example, 1/13 would designate Book Number 1, page 13. In this case, 1/13 would indicate page 13 of WO 347/14.
Books numbered 2-6 are contained within WO 347/15
The contents of each of these registers are diverse and complicated in arrangement, which has necessitated detailed collation in each. To assist searchers details of the collation are filed at the front of each piece.