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 15 names in this directory beginning with the letter F.
Farmer Capt.
Fay Vincent Capt.
Fergusson Keith Maxwell
Fiennes, Nathaniel (Lord Saye & Sele)
We went into lots o huts and camps. The smell was appalling, and there were rows and rows of people inside. You couldn’t tell whether they were dead or alive: they might have been either. “And then outside we saw a tractor and trailer with heaps of bodies on it, and a German sitting on top of the bodies smoking a cigarette. “Close by there was an enormous pit and in it perhaps 500 bodies, but it may have been a thousand, I don’t know. It was a very large number of bodies.”
Submitted by: Archive
FINDLAY, JAMES (KIA)
Name: FINDLAY, JAMES Rank: Serjeant Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery Unit Text: 369 Bty., 113 (2/5th Bn. The Durham Light Infantry) Lt. A.A. Regt. Age: 22 Date of Death: 11/07/1944 Service No: 2880635 Additional information: Son of James and Helen Findlay; husband of Winifred Joan Findlay, of Hickling, Norfolk. Grave/Memorial Reference: 2. C. 13. Cemetery: HERMANVILLE WAR CEMETERY
Submitted by: 113th DLI Archive
Fink Alice
Finke Hans
Fisher Emmanuel Pte.
Fisher, Francis George
Army Number 1490783 Rank Gunner Arm of service RA (LAA) 369 LAA BTY 113 LAA regt R A (DLI) TA Date of last enlistment 15.7 1939 release leave certificate 16 Jan 1946 We believe he acted as a fitter on the Anti Aircraft guns (I assume) he had made mention that if shells failed, he was responsible for clearing and reloading the guns.
Submitted by: 113th DLI Archive
FISHER, FREDERICK GEORGE (KIA)
FISHER, FREDERICK GEORGE Gunner Service Number 412152 Died 30/09/1944 Aged 36 369 Bty., 113 (2/5th Bn. The Durham Light Infantry) Lt. A.A. Regt. Royal Artillery Son of Constance Fisher; husband of Ethel Mary Fisher, of Stockwell. London. Buried at ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY
Submitted by: 113th DLI Archive
Forsdick, Dennis Henry
Guy's Hospital medical student. Forth Michael James
Fox, J P (Major)
From Dublin, Ireland, commander of a field hygienic unit
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Fuld Heinz Maj.
FULTON, ANDREW LIVINGSTONE (KIA)
Name: FULTON, ANDREW LIVINGSTONE Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Lance Bombardier Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery Unit Text: 376 Bty., 113 (2/5th Bn. The Durham Light Infantry) Lt. A.A. Regt. Age: 22 Date of Death: 28/06/1944 Service No: 2984157 Additional information: Son of David Smith Fulton and Jeanie McMaster Fulton, of Paisley, Renfrewshire. His brother Angus McIntosh Fulton also fell. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: XVIII. E. 26.
Submitted by: 113th DLI Archive

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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