German POW Cards (WWII)



WO416 German Record Cards of British and Commonwealth Prisoners of War and some Civilian Internees, Second World War

The cards can contain:

  • Camp name
  • Camp number
  • Country of origin
  • Surname
  • First name(s)
  • Place and Date of birth
  • Father’s first name
  • Mother’s maiden name
  • Name and Address of Next of Kin
  • Religion
  • Date and Place of Capture
  • Where transferred/transported from
  • Details of escape
  • Details of death
  • Service (e.g. Army, Air, Navy, Civilian)
  • Service rank
  • Service number


The Record cards are held at the National Archives, Kew [File WO416] and are available for viewing and copying provided it is 100 years after the birth of the individual