Intro

Hello welcome this (hastily) set up website relating to the DLI and the part they played at Belsen Concentration Camp in 1945.

This site will progress (I promise!) 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, 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!

Those That Served

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There are 26 names in this directory beginning with the letter C.
Cameron Capt.
Carlton, G S (Captain)Submitted by: 113th DLI Archive
Carr (Unconfirmed) Reginald John SSgt.
Cave, Ray
A gunner in the 370th battery, 113th DLI
Submitted by: 113th DLI Archive
Cayley M. H.
Chapman Frank Spr.
Chapman, Chrales (Major)
My grandfather was Major Charles Chapman. He only spoke of his experience just before he died. He was 44 years old when he crossed over to France
Submitted by: Archive
Charters Cyril John
Chitham John Sgt.
Citrine Ronald Eric
Clark Ronald Douglas
Clarke Leslie William
Clarkson Elizabeth J.
Clements Paul Walter
Close, J
113th DLI - Probably 369 Battery More
Submitted by: 113th DLI Archive
Clyne, E A (Sgt)
14 Amplifier Unit. Use of loud-speaker to restore order in the camp; organisation of inmates for first distribution of food in the camp; arrest of collaborators from among inmates of the camp; organisation of an interpreters pool from among inmates of the camp, the marshalling of the first 3,000 “healthy” women evacuated from the camp to the Panzer Training School (in cooperation with 250 Mil. Gov. Det.); allotting of evacuated people to new quarters, carried out by Sgt E. A. Clyne of 14 Amplifier Unit (in co-operation with 904 Mil. Gov. Det.)
Submitted by: Archive
Coe, Ronald Albert
(No 1442868, 205/89th AA Regiment, No 7 section Mideast Forces. The issue is that he died in the 70's so not much info is left. He did however tell a story of being at Bergen-Belsen. He was an artist and was commissioned to document the camp along with alot of other officers from the British army etc. He told a story of meeting Kramer and painting his portrait for later exhibitions. The painting was lost after the war when my Nan and Pop took it to an exhibition and it was gone when they went to collect it. On the off chance anyone has ever heard of a painting of Kramer with the Signature at the bottom showing as CAP, I think I would believe in miracles, but is worth a try.
Submitted by: Adam Linton
Coigley Michael Harold Farnham
Coldridge Arthur Fusilier
Cole Eugene
Collis William Robert Fitzgerald Dr.
Cook Arthur Thompson (Later Maj. Gen.)
Coombs, Peter
"The fact is that all these were once clean-living and sane and certainly not the type to do harm to the Nazis. They are Jews and are dying now at the rate of three hundred a day. They must die and nothing can save them - their end is inescapable, they are too far gone now to be brought back to life. I saw their corpses lying near their hovels, for they crawl or totter out into the sunlight to die. I watched them make their last feeble journeys, and even as I watched they died." Peter Coombs, British soldier, May 4, 1945 letter to his wife after liberation of Bergen-Belsen.
Submitted by: Archive
Crabtree, ?
113 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment
Submitted by: 113th Durham Light Infantry RA
Crick, Lewis
113 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment
Submitted by: 113th Durham Light Infantry RA
Crisp Thomas

Just 113th Durham Light Infantry? No we are interested in all Service and Medical personnel who took part during the humanitarian effort at Belsen Concentraion Camp.

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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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