The Liberation of Bergen Belsen Concentration Camp

Welcome this new archive relating and dedicated to the men and women service personnel and the part they played at the Liberation and subsequent Humanitarian Effort of the Bergen Belsen Concentration Camp in 1945: The Liberation of Bergen Belsen Concentration Camp.

We are now inviting any relatives of service personnel who may have been at the camp to get in touch. We do not believe there are any records of the diverse group of men and women, many completely untrained, who were involved with the camp, after it’s liberation.

Those That Served

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There are currently 26 names in this directory beginning with the letter J.
Jackson Peter Derek Campbell

JACKSON, ERIC (KIA)
Name: JACKSON, ERIC Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Gunner Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery Unit Text: 113 (2/5th Bn. The Durham Light Inf.) Lt. A.A. Regt. Age: 28 Date of Death: 03/07/1944 REF in war diary Service No: 1526427 Additional information: Son of John and Elizebeth Jackson; husband of Viola A. Jackson, of Nawton, Yorkshire. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: VIII. F. 8. Cemetery: BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY Killed by splinters, believed to be from an enemy 88mm shell.
Submitted by: 113th DLI Archive

Jackson, Ian (Medical Student St Barts)
Submitted by: Belsen Archive

Jackson, William (Bill)
Regiment 113th LAA, Royal Artillery Rank: Sergeant (Regimental Sergeant Major) DOB: 3/12/1920 Birth place around durham / hartlepool area
Submitted by: 113th DLI Archive

Jacobsthal Goldberg Hilde

Jarvis, George William (RAMC)
29th British General Hospital RAMC
Submitted by: Belsen Archive

Jason Smith Phyllis

Jenkins Edward G LCpl.

Jenkins William John

Jenkins, Edward G
Lance-Corporal. Guarded Josef Kramer. Nes article 26th April, 1945
Submitted by: 113th DLI Archive

Jenkins, Hugh (FRS)Submitted by: Belsen Archive

Jenkins, John Richard Everett
Medical Student More
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Jobling, Norman Noel (Major) (113 LAA)
368 Battery On landing in Normandy the Battery commander. 85862 Awarded MILITARY CROSS. 11/10/1945 From Sunderland. Injured, 25th March 1945, Rhine Bridges.
Submitted by: 113th DLI Archive

Johnson Francis Herbert William

Johnson Walter Herbert SSgt.

Johnson, Frank (63rd ATR)
Driver. British Royal Artillery 63rd Anti-Tank Regiment More
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Johnson, Harold Daintree Maj. (Later Lt. Col.)
224 Parachute Field Ambulance More
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Johnston, James Alexander Deans Lt. Col. (Later Maj. Gen.)
Commander of the 11th Light Field Ambulance unit and appointed senior medical officer. 32nd Casualty Clearing Station More More 2
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Johnston, William James (RA)
1918–2012 Birth 03 MAR 1918 • Norton Bavant, Warminster, Wiltshire, England Death 29 JUL 2012 • Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia Enlisted in British Army - Artillery (25 pounders) -Served in post-D-Day landings in France, Belgium, Battle of the Bulge. Remained in Germany in Occupation Forces including witnessing, first hand, Belsen Concentration Camp just after surrender.
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Joice, J (113 DLI )
369 Battery
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Jones Richard Kingsley

Jones, Eva Moreen (Sister) QAIMNS
Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service
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Jones, John Spencer
Guy's Hospital medical student. Jones, Jonah
224 Parachute Field Ambulance Attached to 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion More
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Jones, Len
"Old Soldiers never die, they just fade away" Veteran of Normandy Landings and a Liberator at Bergen Belsen Concentration Camp Len, sadly passed away at the age of 93 years on 20th May 2017 at Hengoed Park Residential Home, formerly of Orchard Court. Loved father of Cheryl and Jeff, dear father-in-law of Clive and Roberta, much loved grandpa of his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
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Jones, Molly Sylva
British Red Cross Civilian Relief Team More
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Having trouble submitting a name? Please email us instead: liberator@belsen.co.uk – Thank you

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…

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The Sign at the Liberation of Bergen Belsen Concentration Camp

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.

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!

*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 you to please get in touch. Email us: liberator@belsen.co.uk – Thank you

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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.
Official designation – Brigade: 100 AA • Division: 30 Corps. • Unit: 113 LAA Regt. RA (DLI) TA.

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