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British-Indies Camp in Mentawir

Town: Mentawir
District: Southeastern region of Borneo
Region: Borneo
Location: Mentawir is situated to the north of Balikpapan, on the east coast of Borneo.
From June 1943 to June 1945 this location served as a prisoner of war camp >>
Internees: prisoners of war
Number of internees: 110 (approximately)
Number of deceased: Unknown
Information: Beginning in July 1943, British-Indies prisoners of war from the KNIL-encampment in Bandjermasin were interned at Mentawir. According to an Australian statement, at the time of the Japanese capitulation there were approximately 110 prisoners of war at Mentawir.