Apalon or Apalaine 80 Km POW Camp - Burma

Apalon, Apalaine 80km POW Camp – Burma
Robertson Force Java Party 5A

6 April 1943 to 29 May 1943

There were 4 men from 2/4th in this Party:

Ted Cosson,

Merv Wilkinson,

Cyril Vidler

and Les Lee. (Lee was originally with Java Party 4 but became ill in Singapore and missed his draft.  Went with Party 5A)
Orders were suddenly received for a move to 80 km Camp.  The entire Camp aided by two trucks and many ox carts were used to carry baggage and those men too sick to walk.  This camp was located about a bamboo hollow but proved to be very hot after 1000 hours.  Work here consisted of bridge work and digging.
Work here for Robertson Force and at Camp 85 km included building bridges.


Location of Apalon or Apalaine 80 Km POW Camp - Burma (exact)