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Departure Dates:-

January 7th 1943

Work Party Name:-

 

Commander:-

Lt-Col. Tharp

Journey:-

Land

From Camps:-

Changi

To:-

Kuala Lumpur then onto Penang, arriving 9th January

 

Consisted of:-

British

Australian

Americans

Dutch

Total

4

383

456

159

1002

 

Transports:-

 

Date

Train Party

PoWs

Train To Penang

1943

 

 

 

7th January

Train 1

1002

1

 

Remarks:-

Known as “5 Group 1”

On January 7th, 456 American and 385 Australians under Lt-Col. Tharp were trucked to Singapore Railway Station and put on a train to Penang.

First stop was Kuala Lumpur for a rice and stew meal, then onto Ipoh for water, and then Penang, a two day trip

These were PoWs from Java Parties 3, 4, 5A, 5B, 5C trained to Kuala Lumpur to be shipped in the Moji Maru from Penang in Convoy S-23 to Burma.

 


 

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