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 42 names in this directory beginning with the letter M.
MacAuslan Alan David Rowan

MacClancy Patrick Dr.

Malindine Edward G Capt.

Mallon John WO II (B.S.M.)

Mandel Irene

Mandel John Eric

Marcovitch, Jack
Canadian Regt. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mXVpVwx59g
Submitted by: Canadian Regt.

Markey, Lesli
My uncle Lesli Markey was with the first into Belsen he was never the same man when he came back. He spoke to my mother about it once and said they had walked through the gates of hell . And never spoke of it again .
Submitted by: Lesley Hill

Marne WO

Marsh Edward Deryk

Marsh, George Henry (Sgt)
113 Light Anti-Aircraft Regt R.A.
Submitted by: 113th DLI Archive

MARSH, WALTER (KILLED TRAINING ACCIDENT)
4453856 Sergeant Walter Marsh Death: Dec. 9, 1943 (Training Accident) 4453856 Sergeant Walter Marsh 368 Bty., 113 (2/5th Bn. The Durham Light Infantry) Lt. A.A. Regt. Royal Artillery Died age 27 Son of Walter and Charlotte Marsh, of West Hartlepool; husband of Eliza Marsh, of West Hartlepool. Burial: Stranton Grange Cemetery Hartlepool County Durham, England Plot: 5. Div. B. Uncons. Grave 817.
Submitted by: 113th DLI Archive

Marshall David Ronald

Mather William H. Lt. Col.

Matthews Andrew Edward Bertie

McCorkindale Campbell Alexander Lt. Col.

McDonnell, Reg
Royal Engineers
Submitted by: Archive

McFarlane Jean Miss

McLennan, Jim
113th Light Anti Aircraft The Royal Artillery. 369 Battery. Regimental number 11425219
Submitted by: 113th DLI Archive

McLuskie John

McQuillin Terence

Meade Bernard William

Meiklejohn Arnold P. Dr.

Michelmore Edwin Cpl.

Michie A.M. Lt. Col.

Miles W.H. Maj.

Mitchelmore, Edwin
Corporal. 113th DLI From Plymouth
Submitted by: 113th DLI Archive

Mollison P.L. Capt.

Molyneaux James Henry (later Lord)
Corporal Jim Molyneaux, RAF. A nine-man specialist group of commandos to reconnoitre for airfield sites. More
Submitted by: Belsen Archive

Mongomery Mrs.

Montagu Lt. Col.

Moore Andrew David

Moore Reginald

Moore, Alan (Lieutenant)
Australian official war artist, VX93880 Lieutenant (Lt) Alan Moore Lt Moore was briefly attached to the Welsh Guards during his war time service with the Australian Army. Whilst at Belsen, Lt Moore made several paintings, sketches and drawings as a record of Nazi atrocities committed against the predominantly Jewish inmates.
Submitted by: Archive

Moreham, Frank (Gnr)
113th Durham Light Infantry RA 368 Battery Mentioned in Despatches c April 1945 More
Submitted by: 113th DLI Archive

Morgan James Horace Sidney

Morrison Michael C. Padre

Morton, (Lt)
113th Durham Light Infantry RA 370 Battery Mentioned in Despataches c April 1945
Submitted by: 113th DLI Archive

Murray F. J. Lt.

Murray, John
My uncle John Murray drove a bulldozer burying all those people
Submitted by: Harry Stanley

Murray, Marion (Sister)
My aunt, Sister Marion Murray from Dornoch in the county of Sutherland who served on hospital ships. http://www.belsen.co.uk/sister-marion-murray/
Submitted by: Chris Murray

Murrell, P E Major
369 Battery
Submitted by: 113th DLI Archive


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*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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