• James Ernest Thompson (437 Sqn RCAF)

    My grandfather, F/O James Ernest Thompson (Ernie) of 437 sqn RCAF was there shortly after it was overrun by the Brits. His and two other Dakotas picked up Brass and Medical personell in Belgium and landed next to the camp in a field. They took some people of interest who had been prisoners there to a hospital in France before they realized the extent of the Typhus epidemic.  44 total views

  • Lt. T.D.J Finnie (13 Regt. RHA)

    My Grand-father is Maj.T.D.J.Finnie RA (Retd.) but not sure of the dates he would have been there. I’ll let you know what he says. He also wrote an article on the liberation that appeared in “Gunner” magazine, the RA magazine. He was in 13 Regt. RHA (Honourable Artillery Company).  27 total views

  • Stanley Winfield (RCAF)

    Stanley Winfield was born in August of 1923 in Calgary, Alberta. He left Calgary in 1941 to join the Royal Canadian Air Force, where he served as a private and aircraftsman in Halifax.  31 total views

  • Craig P. Gilbert (AFS)

    Craig P. Gilbert was born on August 13, 1925 in Manhattan. He graduated from Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts in 1943 and joined the American Field Service near the end of World War II.  142 total views

  • Hugh Stewart No.5 AFPU

    Major Hugh Stewart led the No 5 Army Film and Photographic Unit who entered Bergen-Belsen concentration camp on 19 April 1945, just days after its liberation.  120 total views

  • Patrick Moore. No.3 Commando

    I would like to submit my grandads details. His name was Patrick Moore, he was a rifleman in No.3 commando. He told me he was at Belsen when the bodies were being moved into pits, which he helped with. Possibly attached to 2nd army group but he didn’t give many details.  258 total views

  • John Hankinson, Medical Student

    John was born on 10 March 1919 in Ramsbottom in Lancashire and was proud of his half-Irish parentage. After schooling in Thornleigh College, Bolton, he graduated from St Mary’s Hospital Medical School in 1946.  234 total views

  • 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.  102 total views