Tenal Gajoe, Sumatra


Hopson had appendicitis but due to the fact that he also had dysentery doctors were unable to operate.  He died at Tenal Gajoe on 25 April 1944 and was buried 200 yards south of 28 kilo peg on Blangkejeren-Tekencong Road.
Ted was popular and well liked amongst the group. He was described as being ‘a good bloke’. His body was brought to Blang Kedjeren where a coffin was constructed.  The machine gunner was laid to rest about 100 yards from the camp. Amongst the POWs was a stonemason who cut a headstone, which was placed at the head of Ted’s grave.

Soldiers that were in this camp

Location of Tenal Gajoe, Sumatra