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 39 names in this directory beginning with the letter W.
Waldron Francis Raymond Maj.
Walford, David de Guise
113th Durham https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/80030463
Submitted by: 113th DLI Archive
Walker George Gnr.
Walker George Gordon
Walker John Brian
Walker, George (Gnr)
370 Bty, 113th L.A.A. Regt RA
Submitted by: 113th DLI Archive
Wallace James Meighan
Wand Lawrence Geoffrey Rowland
Ward M. W. Miss
Warmer, C C. (Captain)
Durham 113th RA
Submitted by: 113th DLI Archive
Warren Cecil
Waters Melvin
Watson Sgt.
Watson Roger William Woodcroft
Weaver Peter
Webb, LeonardSubmitted by: Archive
Webb, William Stanley
Royal Artillery (poss 113th) Badly wounded 4th November 1944. More
Submitted by: Archive
Wells Derek Geoffrey
West John Stainley Sgt.
Westbury David George Arthur
Wheeler A. F. Jim
Whimster Ian Wesley
Whitcome John Leslie Clarence
White Ian Clifford Leonard
Whitehead
Whitehouse David Barry Beckwith
Wilkinson Francis Owen Wharton
Williams Eirean
Williams Gwyn
Williams Richard W. Capt. (Later Maj.)
Williams, W B (Capt.)
113th Durham Light Infantry RA 368 Battery
Submitted by: 113th DLI Archive
Willmott Leonard Richard Douglas nd Lt. (later Maj.)
Wilson Alan Lt.
WILSON, RONALD (KIA)
Bombardier 1597191 113th DLI KIA. 16 August 1944. Aged 30. BANNEVILLE-LA-CAMPAGNE WAR CEMETERY VI. D. 23.
Submitted by: 113th DLI Archive
Winfield Stanley Sgt.
Winterbotham Walter Carton Capt.
Woodwark George Millington
Wyer S. G.
Wyndham Ward Margaret

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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