Did you have an ancestor interned on the Isle of Man in WW1?

We are a registered charity which is developing a Visitors Centre at Knockaloe, Isle of Man together with a Web based Archive of the people who lived there 100 years ago, both to provide a reference for those looking for ancestors, and to tell what is an incredible story for future generations.

If your ancestor was interned in the British Isles in WW1, either at Knockaloe or elsewhere, do contact us. We may well be able to help you by searching the various records and archives for you and we would love you to share what you know of your family’s story and copies of any documents and photographs you may have to help us to develop a record of the internees and their families and their experiences before, during, and after internment, which in turn may help others find out about their family’s history. A summary of our project is attached (PDF). Visit the website at:; or Facebook (Link).

Please do contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if we can help you, or you can help us, in any way. Thank you.