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 34 names in this directory beginning with the letter R.
Rahilly David Maurice
Randall, John (Lieutenant)
First in: SAS More
Submitted by: Archive
Rankin Bill
Raperport Gerald
Raphael John Henry
Rawlings Eric Jack Sgt.
Raymond Michael James
Reekie Stella Jane
Reeves Alfred
Reynolds John Anthony
RICHARDSON, ISAAC (KIA)
Service Number 4535197 (Lance Bombardier) Died 29/07/1944 Aged 33 370 Bty., 113 (2/5th Bn. The Durham Light Infantry) Lt. A.A. Regt. Royal Artillery RIP
Submitted by: 113th Durham Light Infantry RA
Riches George Frederick Pte.
Ridler Duncan Sgt.
Roach William E. Capt.
Roach, A (Captain)Submitted by: 113th DLI Archive
Roberts Douglas Ivor
Roberts Hilda Maj.
Roberts Sidney LCpl.
Robertson George
Roger George
Rollinson, John
John Rollinson who served in WW2 as a cook with the Army Catering Corps, army no. 7600895. In 1945 he was attached to 91 Reception Camp in Amersham, catering for injured repatriated POWs. We know from John's personal testimony when he was alive that he was one of a number of army cooks sent to Bergen-Belsen on the camp's liberation to feed the prisoners. However, there is no reference to this on his records (Army form B103 etc.), presumably as it was a secret operation (?).
Submitted by: Archive
Rooke Geoffrey Basil
Roscoe Harvey Charles Barnet Brig.
Rose Berhard
Rosensaft Josef
Rosenstock/Abadi Odette Dr.
ROWBOTHAM, STANLEY (KIA)
113 (2/5th Bn. The Durham Light Inf.) Lt. A.A. Regt. Royal Artillery (Gunner) Killed: 20th July 1944. Age 37 HERMANVILLE WAR CEMETERY 2. E. 2 Son of Henry and Ellen Rowbotham; husband of Margaret Ann Rowbotham, of Bradford, Manchester. RIP
Submitted by: 113th Durham Light Infantry RA
Rowsell Peter Watts
Rowsell, Peter
Medical Student
Submitted by: Archive
Rudman Joan
Rurka Hofstein Sadie
Russell Sister
Russell-Smith Nancy
Russell. Reg
113 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment
Submitted by: 113th Durham Light Infantry RA

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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