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Train Encampment in Tjimahi

Town: Tjimahi
District: West Java
Region: Java
Location: Tjimahi is in West Java, northwest of Bandoeng. The train encampment was on Pasar Koemeli, in the eastern part of the city.
From 16 April 1942 to October 1942 this location served as a prisoner of war camp >>
Internees: prisoners of war
Number of internees: 2.000
Information: From April through October 1942, prisoners of war were interned in the military residences and a barracks at the Train Encampment, the accommodation for the army’s military transport division. The encampment was surrounded by barbed wire. In October the prisoners of war were taken in several transports to the 10th Battalion in Batavia, the 4th and 9th Battalion in Tjimahi itself, and Patekoan in Batavia.
Commendant: lt. Wakamatsu Shizuo
Guards: Japanese military personnel, Koreans, heihos

From November 1942 to December 1942 this location served as a civilian camp >>
Internees: women and children
Number of internees: 1.100
Information: The military residences and a barracks at the Train Encampment in Tjimahi had functioned until the second half of October 1942 as a prisoner of war camp. In November, women and children from the Tjimahi area were interned there. A month later, they were taken to Camp Baros 6 (the Mobile Artillery Depot encampment), elsewhere in Tjimahi.
Guards: Heihos