Sketch by Jack Chalker

List of Internees

Diary

List of Internees interned in Men’s British Civilians Camps at Padang, West Sumatra57

(1) in Military Club from 7/4/1942 to 2/7/1942;

(2) in Catholic Social Club from 2/7/1942 to 13/2/1943;

(3) in Military Gaol from 13/2/1943

 

      NAME58

AGE59

     OCCUPATION

Blackwell AG*

48

Cable & Wireless Singapore

Boryer MS*

26

Naval Base Singapore

Bray PA*

52

Electric Supply KL

Brown EG*

52

FMS  Railways KL

Buck CN*

35

Civil engineer Padang

Bartholomew CG*

47

Ship’s engineer

Butt MC*

14

Transferred from Women’s camp 30/9/4260

Cairns J* with son

47

Accountant Penang

Cairns Jimmy*

2

Little Jimmy survived the SS Kuala

Clay KN*

33

Electrician Ipoh

Day ACN*

23

Motor mechanic

Docker CE*

46

Cable & Wireless Penang

Duthrie DHN

43

Mining engineer S’pore (d8.5.44)

Farquharson F

55

Straits Settl Police (d31.7.42)

Feakes GJ*

49

Cable & Wireless S’pore

Giffening AT*

45

Mining engineer Ipoh

Hannaford SG*

36

Ship’s mate S’pore

Henderson DWH*

50

Chartered Bank KL

Hopper WH*

48

Master mariner

Johnston GA*

39

Chartered Bank S’pore

Joyce CNW

52

Cable & Wireless S’pore (d15.3.43)

Kenlay IJ

47

Clerk S’pore (d26.3.45)

Lampen-Smith WH*

40

Cable & Wireless Penang

Lewis AA

52

Ship’s engineer (d2.9.45)

Lopatecki LE*

24

Rubber chemist Singapore

Lindsay P

52

Engineer Ipoh (d26.2.45)

Levison H

65

                      Padang

Mrs Levison

68

(his wife) (d2.9.42)

Maples RAG*

30

Storeman Naval Base S’pore

Millar J

47

Straits Trading Co (d12.4.45)

Miller NCE*

49

Agri Dept KL

McIntosh WT*

32

Fire Off Naval Base

Mepham WJ*

38

Canadian Salvation Army Padang - decorated 1947 for services to internees

Mepham JW*

14

Son (from 11.9.42)

Newman GR*

18

Trade School S’pore

Scoble-Nicholson HS*

68

Chief postal censor Singapore

Owen G*

37

Rubber research KL

O’Hara Hickson TV*

41

Engineer Tonkah Tin

Page HG*

52

Rubber research KL

Rappa H*

41

Cable & Wireless Singapore

Riviere CH*

48

Cable & Wireless Singapore

Robins JAC*

36

Cable & Wireless Singapore

Robertson DS*

40

 APC Penang

Robinson DC*

28

Immigration Off S’pore

Ross JB*

55

Mercantile Bank S’pore

Smart LM*

53

FMS Railway General Manager

Selway RH*

21

Storeman Naval Base S’pore

Steel WN*

49

Eastern Bank S’pore Manager

Spradbrow WA*

42

Govt printer S’pore

Sparrow HR

53

Electrical engineer KL (d12.9.45)

Sturt HH*

46

APC (Asiatic Petr) S’pore

Scott-Ram H*

43

APC KL

Syddall N*

57

Civil engineer S’pore

Samuel CR

59

Lawyer Penang (d15.12.44)

Travers CA*

42

Fire Officer Naval Base

Whalan CV*

40

Jockey KL

Wyatt WH*

49

Govt printer KL

Waltho SC

45

Straits Trading Co (d8.4.45)

 

57 At the end of 1943 all civilian internees from South, Central and North Sumatra were brought together in a few new camps located in the interior and the old internment camps were evacuated. Records of Sumatran Internees have been prepared by Jonathan Moffatt and others    https://tenkotv.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/sumatrainterneesdocument.pdf ). In October 1943 the male internees including Charles Samuel were transported from the Padang camp by train and later by open trucks to Bangkinang about 70 km west of Pakanbaru and about 250 km north-east of Padang where they were housed initially in an abandoned rubber factory. In December 1943 the women and children aged under 12 in the Padang camp were also transported to Bangkinang to a camp located about 3 km west of the men’s camp in the middle of a jungle of rubber trees. At the end of 1944 both camps collectively held about 3,200 internees. I have checked the list of Internees in the Diary table above against the Moffatt List and added some extra detail in the above table. In the Bangkinang camps the Japanese surrender was announced on 22 August 1945 and the next day the men were allowed to visit their wives and children. Large amounts of food, medicine and other goods came into the camp. On 10 September a seven man reconnaissance team was dropped over Bangkinang. Evacuation started and internees were taken to Medan, Palembang, Padang or Singapore by trucks and then by airplane from Pakanbaru airfield. On 11 November the evacuation was completed. See http://www.indischekamparchieven.nl/en/general-information/per-island/sumatra 

58 * survived until after WW2.

59 Age in 1942.

60 Cecil N Buck an engineer was interned with Charles Samuel. His wife Clothilda was also interned in the Women’s Camps in Padang and then Bangkinang with their son Edward (b1931) who was later transferred to the Men’s Camp on 29.6.1943 according to the Moffatt List in footnote 57. This might be the same boy as Butt MC aged 14 in the table at the end of the Diary. All the family survived.

 

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[Charles Robert Samuel] [Preface] [Statement of Affairs] [Invasion of Malaya] [List of Internees] [Civilian Camps] [Appendix 1] [Appendix 2] [Appendix 3] [Appendix 4] [Appendix 5]

 

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