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…
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.
There are 32 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
Submitted by: 113th DLI Archive
Taylor, K G (Major)
(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
Tetlow, Harold (Padre)
British army Padre. Conducted the first service at Belsen.
Please add my father to the directory. His name was John William Turner and he served with the Kings Troupe, Royal Horse Artillery. His DOB was 16th June 1923. Thank you for keeping the memories alive.
Submit a name *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: firstname.lastname@example.org – Thank you
Any 113th Durham Light Infantry friends or family are encouraged to get in touch via email@example.com
* 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.