George Kenner was a German-born artist. Between May and September 1915 he was interned at Frith Hill. He was given a unique opportunity to create an accurate visual account of life in an internment camp.
The images below come from a collection of paintings and drawing held at Surrey Heath Museum. Click on any of the images to see a larger version.
Surrey History Centre also holds copies of two Surrey Heath Local History Club newsletters which contain articles about George Kenner (February 2009 J/561/17 and February 2014 J/561/27) and three postcards showing views of the camp:
- PC/68/22 – Frimley, Frith Hill Camp, showing tents in the prisoners of war compound. Card postmarked 1917 and addressed to Mrs Lyle, 16 Glanville Road, Boscombe Park, Boscombe, Hants.
- PC/68/22/1 – Frimley, German prisoners en route for Frith Hill (c.1915).
- PC/68/23/1 – Frimley, German prisoners of war marching to Frith Hill Compound from Frimley Station (c.1917).
Watercolours painted by Kenner during his subsequent internment at Alexandra Palace are held by Bruce Castle Museum, Tottenham.