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 26 names in this directory beginning with the letter P.
Pares, Andrew (Captain)
Adjutant of the 113th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, The Royal Artillery TA
Submitted by: 113th DLI Archive

Parker, Edgar Samuel
My late father was a transport driver with the rasc 19.s.t. Coy and according to his records was on regular runs to the POW camp in Baydon for a few years. On the 26 August 1944 his record is marked "embarked for BLA". He was in NWE until 1946. His release paper states he was released in Belgium and it is dated 31 January 1946. The unit number also has 19.S.T. (206) Coy against it. 59 COY GEN TPT RASC
Submitted by: Archive

Parkinson Joyce

Parkinson, Bill
My grandfather, Bill Parkinson, was among the British soldiers who went into #BergenBelsen in 1945 More
Submitted by: Archive

PARRY, LESLIE JOHN (KIA)
Name: PARRY, LESLIE JOHN Rank: Gunner Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery Unit Text: 368 Bty. 113 (2/5th Bn. The Durham Light Infantry) Lt. A.A. Regt. Age: 34 Date of Death: 14/09/1944 Service No: 14290685 Additional information: Son of William George and Ellen Georgina Parry; husband of Winifred Catherine Parry, of Camberwell, London. Grave/Memorial Reference: III. A. 19. Cemetery: LEOPOLDSBURG WAR CEMETERY
Submitted by: 113th DLI Archive

Paton Alexander

Pearce Richard David

Pearsall Harold

Peeraer Dirk

Perl Gisella Dr.

Perry Daphne

Peterkin Douglas Capt.

Pfirter Anny

Phillips Robert James Lt. Col.

Pimblett Thomas

Pope R.

Pope, Steven (Gnr)
Driver, 370 Bty, 113 L.A.A. Regt R.A. Date Of Birth: 1916 - Died: 1989
Submitted by: 113th DLI Archive

Potter Petronella Maj.

Prescott, D.T. (Dr)
Second-in-command of the 11th (British) Light Field Ambulance
Submitted by: Archive

Price Alan Vandyke

Price, Reg
113th Durham Light Infantry. 369 Battery. Army No. 11414961 More
Submitted by: Nick Price

Priest Joe

Prior Alan P Maj.

Prior, Allen, Percival (Major)
RAMC
Submitted by: Archive

Proctor Ian Reginald Davidson

Prosser O. G.


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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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