Military Hospital Camp
Kokura Military Hospital
Moji Military Hospital POW Camp:
Note: Partial records and photographs were found in RG331 but were gathered under Fukuoka #22 camp. This research is courtesy of Mark Kelso, of Galveston, Texas. His father died in this camp. See his excellent web site about the Oryoku Maru and his father.
Time Line: No data found yet
Camp Photographs - a series of mostly propaganda pictures showing the facilities.
Description: See Jim Erickson's site on Moji 4-B
Aerial Photograph and Location Map:
Known to be located about "a twenty minute car ride Northwest of the Moji docks"
Source: Keith J. Clarke Partial story of Arthur George Clarke, Royal Artillery captured on Java. Arrived on Dai Nichi Maru. Clarke perished at the Moji camp, 19 Dec 1942. (PDF File- 8 Kb)
Special Link: Vivid story of the men arriving at Moji Hospital after the sinking of the Oryoku Maru. Written by son of POW, Lt. Walter A. Kelso Jr, who died at Moji Hospital, 04 Feb 1945.
Special Pages for all Fukuoka Camps - A must see!
Primary Labor Use:
Limited Medical facilities for POWs. A number of the medics were forced to work as stevedores
Numerous hells ships- most of the very sick were taken to this camp where the majority perished. For example, Singapore Maru, Dai Nichi Maru, Brazil (ex Oryoku) Maru.
Japanese Camp Staff:
American POW Roster Aug 1945 (Moji 4-B)
Many of the men who perished here are listed under the Hakodate #1 by the Japan POW Research Network.
Deceased Yanks buried in charnel (common grave)- These men perished in Moji as a direct result of mistreatment on the Oryoku Maru/Brazil Maru/Enoura Mara saga in Dec 1944.
British dead ex Singapore Maru
British Dead en route on the Singapore Maru- Source: Imperial War Museum
British Survivors of the Singapore Maru who survived this camp.
See picture of common grave and crematorium
(Source: RG389 Box 2123) War crimes affidavit of Navy Lt (Doctor) L. Bland Williams descibes the gross conditions of the camp and careless disregard the Japanese. This actually describes conditions at the Fuk-04B-Moji camp at the YMCA
Affidavit of Borrie - describes maltreatment of sick & injured
Extract of 1st Lt A.W. Balfanz- notes arrival on Brazil Maru and death rate.
Affidavit of British doctor Berkeley- describes in detail conditions and treatment of the prisoners.