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Bilibid POW Camp – Transfer Roster

Bilibid POW Camp

Transfer roster for POW’s being transported out of Bilibid.


From transfer roster

Rank: Pvt  (British Army)Name: Linsell, Ernest

Serial #

Destination: Japan

Boarded Hellship / Ship Name: 10/1/1944 Hokusen Maru (destination Japan)

Primary Philippine Camp: Bilibid

Comments: Survived the Sinking of the Hofuku Maru  9/21/1944


Takao POW Camp

Who would have believed it!  I always search with google – but other search engines exist.



TK is the camp code for TAKAO


Camp Opened: 09/07/42 – Camp Closed: 02/15/45

Takao Camp was first opened in the early fall of 1942 to house POWs who were being transported through Taiwan to Japan. It was set up in several warehouses near the docks and the men were mostly engaged in stevedore work – loading and unoading ships and handling cargo. Not much is known about the camp or the conditions the men endured there, as there are no records extant, but it appears there were never any deaths at this camp.

Later in 1944 as more hellships were being sent from the Philippines to Japan, and were being torpedoed and sunk, POWs were temporarily held in this camp awaiting transfer to other ships. Perhaps the largest number came off the Hofuku Maru. These men were mostly all sent on to Fukuoka Camp 17 in January 1945 and shortly thereafter it appears that Takao Camp was closed.


Camp Omuta – Fukuoka #17

They managed to get his name and number wrong, but he’s here on the roster at camp Omuta – Fukuoka # 17

Lensell, Ernest,Pte,6833038


I’ve included a link to a pdf copy of the roster here > Fukuoka #17 BritishPOWS Roster

And more information here http://www.lindavdahl.com/Front%20Pages/roster_L.html

Ban # 1822 (Prisoner Number)

1822 Linsell, Ernest    BRI Army – Pvt.

Pdf copy of roster > Japanese WWII POW Camp Fukuoka 17 Roster L


Great pictures of Fukuoka camps and liberation from Nagasaki.


Camp information