Intro

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 27 names in this directory beginning with the letter L.
Lawrie William Sgt.

Laws George Sgt.

Lawton, (Sgt)
113th Durham Light Infantry RA 369 Battery
Submitted by: 113th DLI Archive

Leatherbarrow Richard Sgt.

Lees Norman

Leonard, George
Lance Bombardier Oxfordshire Yeomanry, part of the 63rd Anti-Tank Regiment
Submitted by: Archive

Leverson/Levy Jane Elinor

Levitt Stanley WO (Later Capt.)

Levitt, Stanley (Battery Sergeant Major)
113th Durham LA
Submitted by: 113th Durham Light Infantry RA

Levy Isaac Rabbi

Lewis Beryl Frances Norah

Lewis Iolo Trooper (Later LCpl)

Lewis J. T. Lt Col.

Lewis, Iolo
One of the witnesses to the liberation of Bergen-Belsen by British soldiers on April 15, 1945 was Iolo Lewis, a 20-year-old soldier from Wales. He recalled that, as he arrived at Belsen, Commandant Kramer and his assistant, Irma Grese, were standing at the gates to greet them.
Submitted by: Archive

Lewis, Mike
Mike Lewis, a Jewish soldier in the British Army, filmed the bulldozers, driven by British soldiers, as they shoved the emaciated bodies towards the mass graves. This documentary film is still shown today at the Memorial Site. In the film, Mike Lewis said that he took a turn driving the bulldozer himself, while another soldier held the camera.
Submitted by: Archive

Lewkowicz Sala

Ley Dr.

Limerick Angela Lady

Lines, Eric (Sargeant)
113th DLI More
Submitted by: 113th DLI Archive

LING, ERNEST (KIA)
Name: LING, ERNEST Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Lance Serjeant Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery Unit Text: 368 Bty., 113 (2/5th Bn. The Durham Light Infantry) Lt. A.A. Regt. Age: 25 Date of Death: 22/07/1944 Service No: 2061888 Additional information: Son of Henry Joseph and Rose Ling; husband of Florence May Ling, of Forest Hill, London. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: I. E. 12. Cemetery: BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY
Submitted by: 113th DLI Archive

Lipscomb Martin Lt. Col.

Lipscombe, F. M. (Lieutenant-Colonel)
RAMC
Submitted by: Archive

LIPSCOMBE, SIDNEY WILLIAM (KIA)
Rank: Warrant Officer Class II (B.S.M.) Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery Unit Text: 113 (2/5th Bn. The Durham Light Inf.) Lt. A.A. Regt. Age: 31 Date of Death: 28/11/1944 Service No: 1694013 Additional information: Son of Joseph Edward and Maud Lipscombe; husband of Muriel Mary Lipscombe, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. A. 9. Cemetery: VENRAY WAR CEMETERY
Submitted by: 113th DLI Archive

Lloyd Edward Capt.

LOADES, JOHN RICHARD (KIA)
Rank: Bombardier Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery Unit Text: 113 (2/5th Bn. The Durham Light Inf.) Lt. A.A. Regt. Age: 23 Date of Death: 28/11/1944 Service No: 11254046 Additional information: Son of Christopher Richard and Esther Annie Mary Loades; husband of Gwendoline Doris Loades, of Littlehampton, Sussex. Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. A. 8. Cemetery: VENRAY WAR CEMETERY
Submitted by: 113th DLI Archive

Long

LOWES, G S (KIA)
Gunner, 113th. KIA Normandy, 1944
Submitted by: 113th DLI Archive


Submit a name
*Just 113th Durham Light Infantry? No we are interested in all Service and Medical personnel who took part during the humanitarian effort at Belsen Concentration Camp. Their roles and names are largely forgotten, as many were too horrified to ever speak of what they had to do, so this archive seeks to form a tribute to ALL those that were there, to find out more and to remember them.
If you have a relative, or any info, on the relief effort at Belsen, we’d love to you to please get in touch. Email us: liberator@belsen.co.uk – Thank you

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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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