• Major N.A. Miller – 224th Parachute Field Ambulance, RAMC

    My grandfather, Nathaniel Miller FRCS (Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons) was a doctor in peacetime, and during WWII became a Major in the Royal Army Medical Corps (a British Army specialist corps providing medical services to all British Army personnel and their families in time of war and peace). This photo (below) hangs on my wall at home, taken in December 1944, several months after their unit’s involvement in the D-Day landings and Pegasus Bridge (a story for another day) and taken 5 months before the liberation of Bergen-Belsen. My grandfather is third from the right, front row, Major N.A. Miller. On 15 April 1945 Major Miller headed…

  • Major Dick Williams

    Sixty years ago 24-year-old Dick Williams set off through the woods of northern Germany in search of a “refugee” camp. The previous day, a German officer had agreed to hand the camp over to the advancing British.  7,099 total views

  • Bronislawa Wiechowna

    A famous photo taken at Belsen. The photo was taken by Sgt Oakes on 21st April 1945, stating “Women of the camp collect bread ration.”  7,634 total views

  • Liberation Dolls

    ‘Liberation dolls’ come to auction in Newbury. When the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp was liberated on April 15, 1945, a party of British Red Cross nurses and doctors stayed and tended those they could help back to health.  5,905 total views

  • Daniel Cummings (Padre)

    In 1922 Belfast-born Dan Cummings left home three days after his 15th birthday to begin a Juniorate at a Redemptorist College in Limerick.  7,011 total views

  • Liberation of Bergen Belsen

    Richard Carr-Gomm

    Major Richard Culling Carr-Gomm, OBE (2 January 1922 – 27 October 2008) was the founder of the Abbeyfield Society, the Morpeth Society and the Carr-Gomm Society, UK charities providing care and housing for disadvantaged and lonely people.  10,582 total views

  • Evan Griffiths – Mobile Field Hospital

    Consultant surgeon Bridgend hospitals, south Wales, 1951-60, consultant geriatrician Wrexham Maelor Hospital, north Wales, 1961-81 (b Llanelly 1916; q St Bartholomew’s 1940; FRCSEd, FRCS), died from a myocardial infarction on 28 July 1998.  6,399 total views

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    Pte S C Hurkett

    Pte S C Hurkett was born in Minster, in the  Isle of Sheppey. Enlisted/Conscripted 4 April 1940 to 6 DTC RASC (Herne Bay Kent) Posted to 59th Division Supply Column Qualified as butcher 301 Infantry Brigade Coy RASC, designation changed from Driver to Private Posted to 155 Details Issue Depot (DID) on  25 May 1943 based at Llandough Castle, Glamorgan, Wales 19 June 1943 Physical Training Instructor course returned to 155 DID As part of Airborne Corp 155 DID “enplaned 20th September 1944” – flying from Cottesmore 26th September as part of Airborne Forward Delivery Airfield(AFDAG) – including 1st Light Anti-Aircraft Battery flew in 209 Dakotas, escorted by 182 fighters of AFDG and…