In one of Jupp’s notebooks, at the very end, we found what Jupp titled “Internment Dates” – a list of dates and events that starts with his arrest on June 25th, 1940 and ends with his transfer to Camp 2 in Tatura, Vic., Australia on January 30th, 1942. This gives us an overview of where he was when. The dates in the list below are given like Jupp wrote them down, according to German custom: day – month – year. Anything in italics I added for clarification.
25.6.1940 Interned in Sheffield, 2 pm. Police Station, 6pm Buses to somewhere in Yorkshire.
26.6.1940 Train to York, Camp Race Course B (Racecourse Camp, Knavesmire, York, Yorkshire, England).
Masses of barbed wire. Started kitchen work next day. Locked up at night.
3.7.1940 Train to Liverpool, ship to Isle of Man. Central Camp Douglas, I.o.M.
9.7.1940 Leave Camp, night in Casino, sleep on floor
10.7.1940 St. Helier to Liverpool, H.M.T Dunera, sailed same night
12.7.1940 many sea sick. Torpedos.
21.7.1940 No more Canada.
24.7. 1940 Land in sight, land Freetown, Sierra Leone, leave 6pm.
25.7.1940 Watershortage, very hot.
27.7.1940 10 am land in sight, 12am (probably 12pm, noon) in harbour Tacuradi-Segundi (30 000), Gold Coast, 1 degree north, 2 degrees west. (Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana).
choking hot, no air.
29.7.1940 Leaving at 7.30am.
7.8.1940 Light in sight at night.
8.8.1940 11am in harbour of Capetown (Cape Town, South Africa).
“30 sec sight of Mount Table” each through lavatory porthole.
9.8.1940 Leaving Capetown at 6pm
11.8.1940 very stormy day. 38 degrees
16.8.1940 Man over board. gone.
27.8.1940 again Land ahead. 12 a.m. in harbour of Freemantle (Fremantle, Australia). Austr. Officers.
28.8.1940 Leaving for Melbourne at 8 a.m.
31.8.1940 Fingerprints + particulars taken.
3.9.1940 9.30 a.m. in harbour of Melbourne. 490 leave ship.
4.9.1940 Leaving Melbourne at 7 a.m.
5.9.1940 one dead from fighting, buried at sea.
6.9.1940 Land in sight, 9.30 view on Sydney.
leaving ship shortly after noon.
train-journey through NSW, ~450 miles.
7.9.1940 arrive in Hay about 7.30 a.m.
Camp 8, Eastern Command
40 District Censor, 45 Reservoir Street, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia.
Hay, Rail-Head, 3000 inhabitants, Centre for cattle farmers. Nice park and small zoo, saw emu, kangaroo, wallaby, kookaburra, cockatoo, parrot etc. Monkey-trees u.a.
22.5.1941 2 a.m. getting up for leaving.
5.15 a.m. Train leaves Hay.
Journey Narrandera, Junee, arrive in Orange 12.30 a.m., rain, searchlights.
Camp not very pleasant, nice surroundings, very cold at nights. Good Food. Kind treatment.
Orange, 15000 inhabitants, Fruit plants, wheat, gold-mining. Got ovens after 6 weeks.
21.7.1941 Concert by Stadlen
24.7.1941 Leave Orange at 1 pm.
16.8.1941 change (walk! very pleasant) to Int. Camp 4, Section A, Tatura.
20.9.1941 wireless installed. (loud speakers)
22.10.1941 Gustav (Krentler) released for Canberra
3.11.1941 official notice of release (a fine birthday present!)
9.1.1942 Signed willingness. going soon!
Transport stopped last minute.
30.1.1942 Moved to Camp two Tatura.
3 nights in tent. 28-men-huts.
(17.7.1942 Boarded the TSS Themistocles, arrived in England 6.10.1942, with extended stop in the harbor of Durban, South Africa)