Non Pladuk No.1 Camp and No. 2 Hospital Camp - Thailand
Non Pladuk – Thailand
This camp throughout served as a base for the railway workshops.
This hospital was established in October 1942.
The problem with this camp was its close proximity to the railway workshops being a military target to Allied bombing raids.
There were two camps at Non Pladuk – No. 1 Camp and No. 2 Hospital Camp.
No. 1 Camp served throughout as a base for the railway workshops. The hospital No. 2 Camp was established October 1942. The only problem was the close proximity to the railway workshops being a military target for Allied bombing raids.
By March 1944 the majority of POWs were brought out of the jungle work camps and so-called hospital camps (these camps were without medical supplies and equipment) and the men were concentrated in the main camps at Nacompaton, Non Pladuk, Tamuang, Kanchanaburi, Tamarkan and Chungkai.
Non Pladuk was also one of several camps where POWs were selected as fit by the Japanese to travel to Japan.
When Eric Fraser WX6506 was at Non Pladuk he saw many 2/4th men from ‘D’ Force T Battalion.