According to the CWGC my great uncle, Sapper George Stephenson (505 Field Coy., Royal Engineers), died on 7 November 1942 and was buried in Tripoli War Cemetery. However, the family have always thought he was a prisoner of war in Italy, a fact supported by a local newspaper article at the time. MOD casualty reports for Expeditionary Force/Middle East/Western Desert list him as missing and wounded in August 1942, a wounded POW in September and as died POW in Jan 1943. Is it at all likely he would have been transferred from the Western Desert to Italy perhaps for treatment and then sent back to be buried. Or is it just that he was captured by the Italians in Libya and put in one of their POW camps there? Many thanks.