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Mountain Artillery Encampment in Tjimahi

Town: Tjimahi
District: West Java
Region: Java
Location: Tjimahi is in West Java, northwest of Bandoeng. The Mountain Artillery Encampment was north of the railway track that cut through Tjimahi, east of the Infantry Encampment (4th and 9th Battalions' Encampment).
From 09 March 1942 to 07 January 1943 this location served as a prisoner of war camp >>
Internees: prisoners of war
Number of internees: 1.000
Information: In March 1942, prisoners of war from the area were taken to the barracks of the artillery encampment, east of the 4th and 9th Infantry Battalion encampment. The barracks were encircled with barbed wire. The prisoners of war were taken at the beginning of October to the 15th Battalion in Bandoeng. Thereafter the artillery encampment functioned in January 1943 as a transition camp for prisoners of war who were being moved from the infantry encampment to the 10th Battalion in Batavia. The barracks was also the Japanese camp office for all camps in Tjimahi, and the central warehouse for food and goods for the camps.
Guards: Japanese military personnel, Koreans

From 23 November 1945 to 1946 this location served as a relief camp >>
Other name: RAPWI-kamp
Internees: men, women, and children
Number of internees: 1.600
Information: Ex-internees from the camps Baros 5 and 6 were housed by the RAPWI in the artillery encampment.