The naming of the camps users the naming convention, accepted by the Center For Research, this sets out the known details of the camps on the Burma Thailand Railway and makes allowances for the spelling differential. Neil MacPherson and Rod Beattie have worked to make this as accurate as possible.
For those who worked on the Burma end, the men used the distance from Base Thanbyuzayat as camp names. Example 35 Kilo Camp, MacPherson's first camp in Thailand, the tendency was to use the name of the nearest village, so the list gives both name (Tanyin) and kilo (35) camp designation.
The camps using the standard set by Neil and Rod are shown in Red and the distances are shown in kilometres from the base camp at Nong Pladuc in Thailand and from the base camp at Thanbyuzayat in Burma.
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Station and Camp
HQ and hospital camp for 'D' Force. Transit camp for workers marching north.
Railway Ends - 1978
Ban Tha Sao
‘H’ Force commenced work here on arrival from Singapore in May 1943.
‘D’ Force workers
Dunlop force initially constructed one of these camps.
Kannyu No. 3
POW’s from this camp worked on the infamous Hellfire Pass.
‘H' Force camp of men to reinforce work on Hellfire Pass. 216 deaths in about 10 weeks.
Hintok Road (3 Camps)
Dunlop Force worked here on cuttings and Three Tier Bridge. 'Weary' Dunlop's camp had showers built from bamboo. Large number of deaths here from cholera.
Hintok River (2 Camps)
Barges bringing up barrels of cement unloaded here
Kinsaiyok Jungle Camp 3
Kinsaiyok Jungle Camp 1
The original grave cross of an Australian who died here was found in 2000.
Kinsaiyok Jungle Camp 2
Site of rock quarry for rail ballast
Kinsaiyok Main Camp
Mixed nationalities. Site of shooting of British POW.