On 11 August 1917

19-year-old Private Albert Stasch was captured near Ypres on 11 August 1917. He was severely wounded with a fractured left leg due to the effects of shrapnel. He was immediately admitted to hospital and did not enter Skipton camp until August 1918. Private Stasch came from the small village of Tworóg which currently has a population of around 3500 and is situated in the south of today’s Poland.

THE BATTLE OF PASSCHENDAELE, JULY-NOVEMBER 1917  Battle of Pilckem Ridge. A water cart stuck in the mud to the axle, one wheel and one horse having gone over the edge of the brushwood track at St Eloi, 11 August 1917. Copyright: © IWM (Q 5944).