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 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.

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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