• Norman Ernest Scarsbrook

    Born in August 1920, Norman had worked as a builder’s labourer before the war. He enlisted into the Royal Army Service Corps and was in France with the British Expeditionary force, being evacuated from Dunkirk in May 1940.  159 total views

  • Dennis Lewis

    He was born in July 1913 in Chipping Norton and before the war worked as a solicitor’s clerk, living at 62, New Street.  156 total views

  • Josephine Bunting

    Known as Madge, she was born in December 1918 to parents Lionel and Bessie Bunting of Churchill Road Chipping Norton.  139 total views

  • Bert Hardy – Photographer (AFPU)

    Bert Hardy was born in London in May 1913. The eldest of seven children in a working-class family, he left school aged fourteen to work as a messenger collecting and delivering film and prints from West End chemists for a film processing company.  118 total views

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    Friends Relief Service

    Following the liberation of Bergen-Belsen, relief workers and medical staff entered the camp to provide emergency support. In this blog, Education Officer Jenny Carson looks at the reflections and memories of those who made up the Friends Relief Service.  121 total views

  • 14 Amplifier Unit

    On 15 April at the request of GSO, 11 Armoured Division, 14 Amplifier Unit joined 23 Hussars and accompanied them into the “neutral zone” of Belsen Concentration Camp.  111 total views

  • Sergeant Ian James Grant (APFU)

    Ian James Grant was born in Edinburgh in 1917 and was called up for military service in 1940, initially spending two and a half years with the Royal Scots as a Lance-Corporal.  87 total views

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    Elizabeth Dearden (nee Clarkson)

    A much-loved member of the Quaker community in Totnes, who was one of the first relief workers to arrive at Belsen when the notorious concentration camp was liberated, has died at the age of 93.  105 total views

  • Major John Grice, RAMC

    This kit, wrapped in a green canvas cover, contains some of the equipment used by an army medical officer when on active service, and includes scalpels, clamps, scissors, forceps, a hammer and tins of cat-gut and silk-worm gut ligatures.  82 total views