• E W Blackbell (113th LAA)

    Blackbell, E W (Capt.) (113 LAA) Birth 17 Aug 1912 Sunderland, Durham, England Death 1981 Sunderland, Durham, England  4,373 total views

  • William Dillon Hughes

    William Dillon Hughes (son of Richard Hughes and Hannah Barton) was born 23 December 1900 in Ardglass, County Down, Ireland, and died 13 December 1999.  5,013 total views

  • Luba Tryszynska – The Angel of Belsen

    Her own 3-year-old son had been torn from her arms and died in the gas chambers of Auschwitz. But on her second night in the Bergen-Belsen Nazi concentration camp, the woman who became known as the “Angel of Belsen” acted as any mother would when she heard children crying.  8,776 total views

  • James Norman Matthews

    James Norman Matthews – some photographs sent back to home while he was stationed abroad i.e. France, Antwerp Oct 1944, Brunswick West Germany Aug 1945. Assisted the liberation of Belsen POW camp. He was entitled to wear two cap badges – Royal Honourable Artillery.  4,970 total views

  • Eric Trott – RAMC

    Social worker Andy Strowman would like the council to honour this ‘humble, kind and gentle man’ with a memorial plaque in Edward Street where he lived.  2,816 total views

  • Sydney John Fletcher (RAF)

    My father, Syd, never talked that much about his wartime service with the RAF Regiment but occasionally reminisced about his mates, guard duties at the War Ministry in London, making friends with the mayor of a Belgian town, always the lighthearted side of wartime exploits.  4,965 total views