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 17 names in this directory beginning with the letter J.
Jackson Ian
Jackson Peter Derek Campbell
JACKSON, ERIC (KIA)
Name: JACKSON, ERIC Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Gunner Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery Unit Text: 113 (2/5th Bn. The Durham Light Inf.) Lt. A.A. Regt. Age: 28 Date of Death: 03/07/1944 REF in war diary Service No: 1526427 Additional information: Son of John and Elizebeth Jackson; husband of Viola A. Jackson, of Nawton, Yorkshire. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: VIII. F. 8. Cemetery: BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY Killed by splinters, believed to be from an enemy 88mm shell.
Submitted by: 113th DLI Archive
Jackson, William (Bill)
Regiment 113th LAA, Royal Artillery Rank: Sergeant (Regimental Sergeant Major) DOB: 3/12/1920 Birth place around durham / hartlepool area
Submitted by: 113th DLI Archive
Jacobsthal Goldberg Hilde
Jason Smith Phyllis
Jenkins Edward G LCpl.
Jenkins John Richard Everett
Jenkins William John
Jenkins, Edward G
Lance-Coporal. Guarded Josef Kramer. Nes article 26th April, 1945
Submitted by: 113th DLI Archive
Jobling, N N (Major)
368 Battery On landing in Normandy the Battery commander
Submitted by: 113th DLI Archive
Johnson Francis Herbert William
Johnson Harold Daintree Maj. (Later Lt. Col.)
Johnson Walter Herbert SSgt.
Johnston James Alexander Deans Lt. Col. (Later Maj. Gen.)
Jones Richard Kingsley
Jones, John Spencer
Guy's Hospital medical student. 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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