North Point Refugee / POW camp [1938-????] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

North Point Refugee / POW camp [1938-????]

Current condition: 
Demolished
Date Place completed: 
c.1938-11-01 (Day is approximate)

Moddsey notes it was originally built as a refugee camp:

PWD Report 1938

North Point Refugee Camp was completed in November 1938 to accommodate the influx of refugees from the Mainland. The camp comprised 26 huts of timber construction with concrete floors, except the kitchen which had brick walls. Access to the camp was via Kam Hong Road (St) and Marble Road.

Similar refugee camps were constructed in Ma Tau Chung and King's Park The camps were run by the Medical Department with some aid received from charitable organisations

1939 North Point Refugee Camp

1939 North Point Refugee Camp

During the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong it was used as a Prisoner of War camp. Read more about the POW camp at Tony Banham's website.

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