Complaints about the canteen

Ludwig Paul Selbach, 58, was a German from Hamburg, interned in Reading. Ferdinand Louis Kehrhahn, 33, was an art publisher born in Birkenhead, presumably of German parentage. He was only at Reading for a few months, being handed into the custody of the Liverpool police in April 1917, whence he had come in January.

3rd March 1917

L P Selbach, an Alien Prisoner, asked the committee for assistance by making enquiries why he was not receiving letters from his son who was interned at Knockaloe Camp. The Clerk was instructed to write to the Commandant.

F L Kehrhahn, an Alien Prisoner, made several complaints respecting the Canteen &c. The Chairman informed him that the Committee had no power to interfere with rules laid down by the Secretary of State.

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

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