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 19 names in this directory beginning with the letter K.
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Kahn - Minden Eva
Kane George Alfred
Kenny Alan John
KENNY, ALFRED JAMES (KIA)
Name: KENNY, ALFRED JAMES Rank: Gunner Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery Unit Text: 113 (2/5th Bn. The Durham Light Inf.) Lt. A.A. Regt. Age: 36 Date of Death: 28/06/1944 Service No: 1617489 Additional information: Son of James and Christina Kenny, of Stirling. Grave/Memorial Reference: V. D. 20. Cemetery: ST. MANVIEU WAR CEMETERY, CHEUX
Submitted by: 113th DLI Archive
Kent Philip David Alexander
Kidd Humphry Bohun
Kilby John Vernon
Kilner John Goff
King Gilbert Gnr.
Kingan/Hughes June Dr.
Kinnear Nigel Dr.
Knight Kenneth Claude James
Knox Doherty Muriel
Kohn Elisabeth
Korn Gerald Woolf
Krantz Hermina
Kunkel Norman C.
Kyndt Charles Alexander Louis

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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