Tonchan 139k - Thailand

Tonchan, 139k – Thailand


‘H’ Force was the last major workforce sent from Changi to Thailand.  Included were many prisoners who were older and already in poor health –  they succumbed more readily to  tropical illnesses of the Burma-Thai Railway conditions, combined with lack of food & medicines.   Cholera  broke out in most camps in June. In early July the Japanese agreed to the evacuation of the most seriously ill to Kanchanaburi hospital and later in 1943 the Tonchan South camp itself was abandoned. The remaining ‘fit’ of the H6 Party were dispersed to other locations including Hintok River camp, Hintok Mountain camp and Konkoita.

Location of Tonchan 139k - Thailand