Prisoners of War and Aliens Department: general correspondence (1915-1919)
Search Discovery, our catalogue, by name in FO 383 for correspondence about British subjects resident overseas and interned during the First World War.
Narrow your search by using double quotation marks to find a person’s full name, such as “Henry Keates”.
Please note, some of these are available on Findmypast (£).
Personal files of internees (1940-1949)
Search the very small sample of case files in HO 214 by name.
Registered files of the Prisoners of War Department (1939-1948)
Browse our catalogue in FO 916 for Foreign Office files of prisoners of war and internees, including lists of alien internees.
Register of aliens in United Kingdom (1915-1924)
Search the register in HO 45/11522/287235 for details of some 2,000 enemy aliens interned during the First World War in England and Wales.
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