Turkey: Prisoners, including:
Pay and allowances of prisoners of war in Turkey:
- Correspondence clarifying exchange rates to be applied in calculating deductions from officers' pay.
- Lieutenant R V Martin: correspondence explaining that since he was never paid any money by Turkish Government, deductions should not be applied to his pay.
- Note on general increase in allowances of British prisoners of war in Turkey.
- Letter from Colonel A Annsley, British prisoner of war transferred from Castamouni to Broussa, stating the impossibility of living on current allowances and suggesting alternatives.
- Letter giving details of rates of pay for British medical officers, which by a special agreement with Ottoman Government, are paid the same as combatant officers.
- Pay issued to prisoners working on railways.
- Correspondence relating to Indian Government proposal to pay Turkish prisoners of war half the rates of pay laid down in the Royal Warrant for pay for British troops.
Conditions in Turkish prisoner of war camps:
- Report by D J Van Bommel dated 1 June 1917, on conditions at San Stephano, Afion Kara Hissar and Bilémédik prisoner of war camps.
- Note addressed by the Netherlands Legation to the Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs dated 27 October 1917, pointing to the heavy death rate among British prisoners of war in Turkey.
- Report by Major C E Binns, assistant military attaché, giving details of a letter from the Turkish Minister to Enver Pasha on the subject of the treatment of British prisoners of war in Turkey.
- Despatch dated 19 November 1917 from the Netherlands Minister in Constantinople discussing the problems encountered by Netherlands Legation in looking after British interests in Constantinople.
- Note (in French) from Ottoman Government on the release of five British officers imprisoned as reprisal for British arrest of five Turkish officers at Kasr-el-Nil, denying that Captain Brody's death was due to ill-treatment.
- Miss May Lloyd Baker, secretary of the Duchess of Beaufort's Fund for Royal Gloucestershire Hussars Yeomanry Prisoners of War: two letters by Miss Baker testifying to improved conditions at Ada Bazan prisoner of war camp since the arrival of a new camp commandant.
- Three reports dated 24, 28 and 30 December 1917, and sent to the Cardinal Secretary of State by A M Dolci, the Apostolic Delegate at Constantinople, giving an account of visits paid to British prisoners of war in Turkey.
- Interview with Captain Edward Herbert Keeling, Indian Army Reserve Officer, giving a detailed account of the march from Kut to Kastamouni, the condition of the garrison on capture, the treatment of wounded men and the deaths of Lieutenant Reynolds of 103rd Light Infantry and Lieutenant Lock of the 104th Rifles.
- Statistics from the Netherlands Minister for Foreign Affairs on the high death rate among British prisoners of war in Turkey.
- Conditions at Changri prisoner of war camp: extract from a letter from Captain A R Thomson of the 7th Rajputs.
- Proposed assistance from the Vatican in obtaining information about British prisoners of war in Turkey.
- Treatment of British prisoners at Afion Kara Hissar prisoner of war camp: letter from Lieutenant Colonel Stewart F Newcombe describing brutal treatment of Russian and British officers by camp commandant.
- Extracts from letter of Miss Dorothy Burbury who interviewed repatriated men from Psamatia prisoner of war camp.
- Letter from Lieutenant Edward O Mousley regarding conditions at Stamboul Deinz prisoner of war camp.
- Interviews with repatriated British prisoners regarding conditions endured in Turkish prisoner of war camps: Lieutenant Sergeant William Young of the 23rd Royal Welsh Fusiliers; Private Burns of the 2nd West Kent Regiment; and Private Albert Clyde Corbett of the Worcestershire Yeomanry.
- Letters from Mary G Barker requesting action on the need for money by prisoners of war in Turkey.
- Letter from Lady Burghclere containing report on insufficient food and clothing for prisoners of war in Ismidt and Angora prisoner of war camps.
- Kédos Gazette: extracts from a magazine edited by Mrs L C Floyer of Camberley in Surrey, containing a collection of letters from prisoners at Kedos prisoner of war camp, dated March 1918.
- Letter from the High Commissioner for the Commonwealth of Australia, enclosing a letter from A C Nicholls, a prisoner at San Stefano prisoner of war camp, complaining of conditions.
- Petition on behalf of relatives of officer prisoner of war, enclosing extracts from prisoners letters.
- Letter from the Army Department of the Government of India enclosing reports and statements on the treatment of British and Indian prisoners in Turkish prisoner of war camps.
- Report by D J Van Bommel dated 12 April 1918, on the visit of Rifki Bey to prisoner of war camps in Turkey.
- Despatch from the Apostolic Delegate at Constantinople on the visit paid by a German priest to British prisoners at Yosgad prisoner of war camp.
- Printed copy of Kédos Gazette dated June 1918; with extracts from letters of officer prisoners at Kédos prisoner of war camp.
- Letter from Mrs Mary Cornish, mother of prisoner of war, Lieutenant E A Floyer, complaining of conditions at Kédos prisoner of war camp.
Prisoners in Turkey Committee:
- Minutes of a meeting held in the House of Lords, dated 20 June 1918.
- Minutes of a meeting held at Charles Street in Mayfair, dated 12 June 1918.
- Minutes of a meeting held in the House of Lords, dated 26 June 1918.
Report with statistics on daily rations and relief allowances to prisoners at San Stefano and Psamatia prisoner of war camps.
Statement by Mademoiselle de Willebois on the visits of the late Madame de Willebois and her daughters to British prisoners of war in the hospitals of Tash Kishla and Harbié.
Letters from Australian prisoners describing conditions endured in Turkish prisoner of war camps: Private S J Drake and D L Richardson of Psamatia prisoner of war camp; D W Boyle of Ada Pazar prisoner of war camp and M J Troy of San Stefano prisoner of war camp.
Printed copy of Kédos Gazette dated July 1918; with extracts from letters of officer prisoners at Kédos prisoner of war camp.
Letter from K S Abdul Kayam, assistant surgeon and prisoner at Afion Kara Hissar, complaining of inadequacy of income to cover basic subsistence.
Note to Sir W Townley from Netherlands Legation giving assurance that measures will be taken against commandant responsible for outrages on Drummer Bell at Afion Kara Hissar prisoner of war camp.
List of officers testifying to non-arrival of Embassy money, relief allowances or private money.
Code 1244 Files 193-683 (to paper 109429).