During WWII Sargent Albert E Meacham was serving with the Royal Engineers. He was captured in Greece at the battle of Crete in April 1941. Sent to Stalag 18A in Austria where he would remain a POW of Stalag 18A & 18A/Z until the end of the war.

There is an excellent website dedicated to all things stalag 18A here. There is also an active Facebook group  dedicated to the camp.