British serviceman William George Wales served in the Royal Sussex Regiment, 1st Buffs. He was captured in North Africa on December 15, 1941 and sent to the prison camp in Servigliano.
From Italy he was transferred to Germany, where he was interned at Stalag 7-A Moosburg, Stalag 11-A Altengrabow, Stalag 11-B Fallingbostel, and Commando 1011 Wolfenbüttel.
William was liberated on April 23, 1945.
Later in life he was consulted during the making of the film “Von Ryan’s Express.” He died in 1980.