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

Latest | A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P R S T V W Y
There are 29 names in this directory beginning with the letter T.
Tasker Peter Williams Gedge
Tatareczuk Marian Lt.
Tatlow F. T. Flying Officer
Taylor James W Gnr.
Taylor Peter Barr
Taylor Richard Lt. Col.
Taylor William Sgt.
Taylor, James W
Gunner. From Leicester.
Submitted by: 113th DLI Archive
Taylor, K G (Major)
370 Battery (later awarded the MC and MID) On landing in Normandy the Battery commander
Submitted by: 113th DLI Archive
Taylor, R. I. G (Lieutenant-Colonel_
Commanding Officer of the 63rd Anti-Tank Regiment. “A great number of them [the inmates] were little more than living skeletons with haggard yellowish faces. Most of the men wore a striped pyjama type of clothing—others wore rags, while women wore striped flannel gowns or any other clothing they had managed to acquire. Many of them were without shoes and wore only socks and stockings. There were men and women lying in heaps on both sides of the track. Others were walking slowly and aimlessly about—a vacant expression on their starved faces.” April, 15
Submitted by: Archive
Thick Gordon Caton
Thomson
Thomson Cook Arthur
Till Anthony Stedman
Tizard David Andrew Thomas
Tonkin, John (Major)
First in: SAS More
Submitted by: Archive
Topham, W
113th DLI - Probably 369 Battery More
Submitted by: 113th DLI Archive
Towers John
Tregear F. M. V. Col.
Trevatt, Charles Vincent
RASC
Submitted by: Archive
Trimmer Eric James
Trindles/Taverner Joy W.
Trofimoff, A N, (Major)
369 Battery On landing in Normandy the Battery commander
Submitted by: 113th DLI Archive
Trower Anthony Gosselin
Tryszynska Frederick Luba
Turgel Norman Sgt.
Turner Albert Norman Spr.
Turner James Andrew
Tyler Arthur Bdr.

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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