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Joaquim Guterres.jpg

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1942

My Grandfather Lieutenant Joaquim Guterres,

Fought at Mt. Davis, died in July 1942 in Sham Shui Po P.O.W. camp.

James MacKenzie JACK [1895-1944]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Jack
Given: 
James MacKenzie
Birth
Date: 
1895-01-29
Birthplace (town, state): 
Hongkong?
Death
Date: 
1944-09-15
Cause of death: 
Beri beri and chronic peritonitis

James Mackenzie Jack inherited the engineering company W.C. Jack & Co. Ltd. from his father, William Jack, on his death in 1919. He was serving in Salonika with his brother at the time of his father's death. I don't know his brother's name, or if he returned safely to Hong Kong. When my uncle, Leslie Warren, had to wind up C.E. Warren & Co. in May, 1941, James Jack asked him to take over the Jacks branch in Penang while the then MD took six months leave. Jack became a POW and was in the fifth transportation to Japan, where he died in a POW camp on 15 September 1944.

Birthplace (country): 

Army Detention Barracks [c.1900-c.1962]

Date Place completed: 
c.1900-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)
Date Place demolished: 
c.1962-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)

Used by the Japanese as a temporary POW Camp for RAF personnel between the surrender and 1st January 1942 when the prisoners were transferred to Sham Shui Po. The prison was demolished and replaced by the Murray building in the early 1960's

Japanese POW Camps in WWII

Text on Flickr (excerpt):

Zoom in as there is LOTS of info!

From 27 August to 20 September 1945, B-29’s of the 58th, 73rd, 313th, 314th and 315th Bombardment Wings gathered on Isley Field, Saipan. Together they flew 900 sorties against 158 Prisoner of War and civilian internment camps in Japan, Korea and parts of China.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1945

A recon photo of a Japanese POW Camp (King Park)

Text on Flickr: A recon photo of a Japanese POW Camp near Hong Kong, China

Before the big "PW Supply Missions", several dozen B-29's went out to scout locations of the camps.. then over the next few weeks they made repeat flights, but with hundreds of tonnes of supplies for the starving, tortured allied POWs

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1945

PW Supply Mission to North Point POW Camp

Text on Flickr:

PW Supply Mission to Ngon Shon Chow, Hong Kong

This must be a literal translation of the Chinese name of the camp in Hong Kong., because I can not find even anything close to that name in the list of Japanese PW Camps in HK. Any suggestions?

Actually, the camp is North Point Refugee / POW camp [????- ]

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1945

PW Supply Mission to Argyle Street POW Camp

Text on Flickr:
PW Supply Mission to North Point, Hong Kong. This was a notorious Japanese PW Camp in China.

Correct location is Argyle Street POW Camp, with Ma Tau Chung/Ma Tau Wai Camp (see comment below).

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1945

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

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.

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Ma Tau Chung Refugee then POW Camp / Ma Tau Wai internment camp [????-????]

As we've just added a place for the Argyle Street camp, here's one for the Ma Tau Chung (also spelled Chong) camp, which was just across the road.

Again, Tony Banham's books and website are the best reference on the subject. On the website he writes:

Argyle Street Barracks / POW Camp [????-????]

It's time as a POW camp is described in detail in Tony Banham's 'We shall suffer there'. He gives a brief description, map and photos on his website:

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