Cameroon

German Colonies

In 1868, the German trading house of Carl Woermann established the first German settlement in Cameroon. This settlement was quickly followed by others, as German merchants raced to establish a presence in the territory before competing British and French agents.

On 14 July 1884, German explorer Dr. Nachtigal officially raised the German flag over Duala and declared Cameroon to be under German protection. The German presence in Cameroon would grown in the period between 1884 and the outbreak of World War I, and post offices would be established in over 50 locations.

Post Offices in Cameroon included:

Abong-Mbang (5 April 1912 – July 1915)
Akoafim (1 February 1913 – 20 August 1915)
Akonolinga (5 February 1908 – 30 December 1915)
Ambam (5 January 1914 – 10 January 1916)
Bamenda (15 November 1904 – 22 October 1915)
Banjo (2 July 1905 – 6 November 1915)
Bare (4 May 1911 – 10 December 1914)
Bibundi (5 July 1891 – 8 January 1897, 22 May 1906 – 8 October 1914)
Bipindihof (1 June 1906 – October 1915)
Bonaberi (15 May 1906 – 18 September 1914)
Bonambasi (19 May 1908 – September 1914)
Buar (January 1914 – October 1914)
Buea (15 February 1900 – 15 November 1914)
Campo (renamed Kampo) (1 June 1906 – 20 March 1913)
Dschang (September 1907 – 2 January 1915)
Duala (1 June 1901 – 27 September 1914)
Dume (1 April 1908 – 22 July 1915)
Ebolowa (misspelled “Ebolwoa”) (14 October 1904 – 8 January 1916)
Edea (1 October 1903 – 24 October 1914)
Edea – 198km marker (25 October 1915 – November 1915)
Ekododo (1 October 1912 – November 1912)
Fontemdorf (1 November 1904 – September 1907)
Garua (15 October 1904 – 19 June 1915)
Gross-Batanga (1 March 1893 – 31 December 1893)
Ikelemba (January 1914 – 20 August 1914)
Jabassi 13 September 1904 – 14 October 1914)
Jaunde (1 April 1905 – 24 December 1915)
Johann-Albrechthöhe (1 November 1904 – 21 November 1914)
Joko (27 December 1904 – 12 November 1915)
Jukaduma (12 December 1912 – February 1915)
Kamerun (renamed Duala) (1 February 1887 – 31 May 1901)
Kampo (21 March 1913 – 11 October 1914)
Kribi (10 August 1894 – 13 October 1914)
Kusseri (10 February 1905 – December 1913)
Lobetal (15 May 1908 – December 1914)
Lolodorf (29 October 1904 – 2 January 1916)
Lomie (1 April 1905 – June 1915)
Longji (1 January 1907 – October 1914)
Makure (14 October 1914 – 29 November 1914)
Marienberg (10 November 1909 – 30 September 1914)
Molundu (15 March 1906 – 20 December 1914)
Mora (December 1913 – 18 February 1916)
Mundeck (1 August 1909 – October 1914)
Ngaundere (13 February 1913 – 27 June 1915)
Ngoa (12 January 1915 – 13 February 1916)
Njassi (20 May 1913 – 29 December 1914)
Nkongsamba (2 July 1914 – November 1914)
Nola (1 March 1913 – 17 October 1914)
Nyanga (15 June 1908 – 20 June 1914)
Ossidinge (17 December 1904 – 31 December 1914)
Plantation (9 May 1906 – 15 October 1914)
Rio del Rey (9 January 1897 – August 1914)
Sangmelima (8 April 1912 – December 1915)
Ssanga-Ngoko (1 December 1904 – April 1905)
Ukoko (November 1912 – 21 September 1914)
Viktoria/Victoria (12 December 1888 – 4 September 1914)

At the outbreak of World War I, English forces quickly captured the coastal areas, and began pushing the small German and Native constabulary force into the interior of the territory. By February 1916, the German forces were low on supplies, so they retreated into neighboring Spanish Rio Muni, where they were interned. The last German station in the territory, Mora, fell on 16 February 1916.

Map of post offices — Google Earth
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