HC Deb 02 March 1915 vol 70 c654W

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether German prisoners of war have been vaccinated upon removal to internment camps; whether German prisoner of war, No. 777, at Knockaloe Aliens' Camp, Peel, Isle of Man, was suffering severely on 10th January from the effects of vaccination that had been performed on him about three months previously; and whether a fellow prisoner who was a doctor recommended transference to hospital in view of the dangerous character of the man's illness?


German prisoners have been offered facilities for vaccination and for inoculation against typhoid fever on reception into places of internment, but have not been compelled to undergo either. Prisoner No. 777, now at Knockaloe Camp, was inoculated at Grimley Camp, and is suffering from septic sores. He has not been, and is not now, dangerously ill. A statement that he was dangerously ill and should be transferred to hospital is said to have been made to him by a fellow prisoner, who is reported by the medical officer of the camp not to be a doctor of medicine nor to have had any medical training.