George Kenner was a German born artist. Between May to 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).