Unit / Base:
King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Thursday, September 28, 1922
Featherstone, West Yorkshire
Private Derek Altass was reported as missing on 26 February 1943 during operations in North Africa (Battle of Steamroller Farm near El Aroussa, Tunisa), later found to be a prisoner of war.
Post war member of the Commando Association with whom they lost contact.
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/60.
Prisoners of War / National Archives files WO382/1 (101), WO392/11 (101), and WO392/21 (Italy).
German Record Cards of British PoWs / National Archives file WO416/238/440 (Stalag 17A).
Commando Association Lost Legions List 1.
- No details can be found of a German POW Camp called 101 shown on WO392/1 and WO392/11 above at the time of his captivity. However there was a 327 Reserve Lazaret 101 (served Stalag 3-B) at Furstenberg Brandenburg, Prussia 52-14. This was a Hospital. Stalag 3B was at Furstenburg. Treat as a possible but not confirmed.