Intro

Welcome this new archive relating to the men and women service personnel and the part they played at the Liberation and subsequent Humanitarian Effort of the Belsen Concentration Camp in 1945.

This site will progress and I’d encourage anyone with any info to get in touch. My granddad, Reg Price served with the 113th Durham Light Infantry*, as part of 369 Battery. As a signwriter, he produced this sign…

Belsen sign
Belsen sign

And this was kept in the family for years – so for the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of Belsen in 2020, subsequent VE Day and VJ Day, I thought it’s about time I’d try to find out more about Reg – his comrades (many of which are names, simply written on the back of photos), what they did together and for a way to remember them all, properly.

To coinicide with the anniversary, I was able to be filmed both on national and local BBC TV to tell Reg’s Story.
Whilst this was totally out of my comfort zone and I dreaded every moment – I decided I needed to do something to start this all off. BBC Midlands Today aired 7th May and a VE Day Antiques Roadshow Special aired Sunday 10th May.

Read here about The Heroes of Belsen.

The main photo, shown here was coloured for the 75th Anniversary and we’ll tell you all about it shortly – and what happened next!

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Those That Served

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There are 42 names in this directory beginning with the letter B.
Baines Arthur Raymond

Balston Capt.

Bamber Helen

Barclay W. J. Sgt.

Bardsley, Ethel
Queen Alexandra Nurse
Submitted by: Archive

Bark Evelyn

Barker Effie L

Barnett Benjamin George Capt. (Later Maj.)

Barras Brian William

Barret Pte.

Barrington C. R. G. Maj.

Barton Russell William Andrew Charles

Barton, Russell (Dr)Submitted by: Archive

Bauwens Marcel Dr.

Beardwell Myrtle

Beckwith, Barry Submitted by: Archive

Beckwith, Clifford
Green Howards (Yorkshire) More
Submitted by: Joy Hyde

Bendremer/Wideroff Sally/Selma

Berney Leonard Maj. (later Lt. Col.)

Billam, Edward
Gunner, 113th L.A.A. Regt
Submitted by: 113th DLI Archive

Bimko/Rosensaft Hadassah Dr.

Bird Col.

Blackman Muriel J Miss

Bluett D. Col.

Bott, Reginald Douglas
113th LAA. Bombardier. Service No. 1550474 Awarded Croix de Guerre 1940 with Palm My father was in the 113 regiment as per the attachment. My mother did say that he was part of a regiment that relieved a concentration camp at the end of the war. I do not know if it was in fact Belsen? Please can you perhaps tell me more as I am trying to complete his journey from the Western Desert to the very end.
Submitted by: Adrian Bott

Bowler David Philip

Boyd Edmond Arthur Douglas

Bozovic/Vick Helga Anna

Bradford David Cordley

Bridges, R V
113th DLI - Probably 369 Battery More
Submitted by: 113th DLI Archive

Brierly Keith

Bromley R. D. Lt.

Broom John Edward Maj.

Broughton Bill

Brown Lyn

Brown Thomas Colin Lyall

Brown, Eric
Eric Brown - Royal Navy Pilot & Interrogator More
Submitted by: Archive

Brushett, Fred
369 Bty, 113th Light Anti-Aircraft Regt R.A.
Submitted by: 113th DLI Archive

Budge Molly

Burns Lotti

Burrows, G H (Gnr)
113th Durham Light Infantry RA 368 Battery
Submitted by: 113th DLI Archive

Bush Raymond Aubrey


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*Just 113th Durham Light Infantry? No we are interested in all Service and Medical personnel who took part during the humanitarian effort at Belsen Concentration Camp. Their roles and names are largely forgotten, as many were too horrified to ever speak of what they had to do, so this archive seeks to form a tribute to ALL those that were there, to find out more and to remember them.
If you have a relative, or any info, on the relief effort at Belsen, we’d love to you to please get in touch. Email us: liberator@belsen.co.uk – Thank you

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Any 113th Durham Light Infantry friends or family are encouraged to get in touch via 113th@belsen.co.uk


* In 1938 the old 5th Battalion DLI changed its role to Searchlights and then in 1940 to Anti-Aircraft. This 113th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment went to Normandy in June 1944 and joined the advance into Germany in early 1945.

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