Prisoner or internee?

An internee in Reading Prison was determined that his place of detention should be obvious to his friends and relatives. It is understandable that he would be annoyed by his situation, because he was not even from an enemy nation – 32 year old Maurice Dupriez was a Belgian soldier (perhaps a deserter?).

1st July 1916

Maurice Dupriez, an Alien Prisoner, complained that the word Prison had been erased from the top of his letter paper; he was informed by the Committee that it was an Order made by the Prison Commissioners.

Reading Prison Visiting Committee minutes (P/RP1/6/1)

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