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 31 names in this directory beginning with the letter H.
Hall, Charles
113 L.A.A. Regt, R.A. More
Submitted by: 113th DLI Archive

Hamilton Mervyn Leslie

Hancock John Arthur Harland

Hankinson John (Later Professor)

Hardman Leslie Henry Padre Capt.

Hardman, Leslie H (Reverend)
Reverend Leslie H. Hardman was the 32-year-old Senior Jewish Chaplain to the British Forces, attached to 8 Corp of the British 2nd Army when Bergen-Belsen was liberated. Hardman was born in Wales; his father was from Poland and his mother was from Russia. After the war, he wrote a book entitled "The Survivors - the story of the Belsen remnant" (Vallentine, Mitchell & Co. Ltd) in which he described what he saw at Bergen-Belsen.
Submitted by: Archive

Hargrave Michael John

Harper Francis Edward Lt.

Harrison Sgt.

Hawkins Thomas Desmond

Hayward, John Langford
Guy's Hospital medical student. Haywood Harold Sgt.

Haywood John Edward

Heard Miss.

Hendersen, Jim
113 Light Anti-Aircraft Regt, Royal Artillery
Submitted by: 113th DLI Archive

Henderson Jim

Hennals, (Gnr)
113th Durham Light Infantry RA 369 Battery. Awarded Croix de Guerre with Bronze Star. 15th April, 1945
Submitted by: 113th DLI Archive

Herford M.E.M. Lt. Col.

Herzog Chaim

Herzog, Chaim
Intelligence Corps (Later became Israel's Ambassador to the UN and then President of Israel)
Submitted by: Archive


Hodges Cecil H.W. Lt.

Hogerzeil Han

Holmes, G L (Sgt)
113th Durham Light Infantry RA 368 Battery Came from West Hartlepool
Submitted by: 113th DLI Archive

Horsey Peter John

Horwell Arnold R.

Houston Anthony B. Capt.

Howard-Jones Stewart Inglis Lt. Col.

Hughes William Dillon

Hunting Raymond J. Lt.

Hurwood, David Sells
Guy's Hospital medical student. – Thank you


Any 113th Durham Light Infantry friends or family are encouraged to get in touch via

* 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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