• Colonel Michael Osborn

    Colonel Osborn was one of the first to enter Belsen concentration camp, and what he discovered stayed with him for the rest of his life. Shortly after that he liberated his brother Myles from a prisoner of war camp. They had not seen each other for more than 10 years.  676 total views

  • Derrick A Sington – 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.  243 total views

  • Acton Henry Gordon Gibbon (Spud)

    Spud Gibbon was the son of a colonel in the royal army medical corp who was from Sleedagh near Murrintown in Wexford – an ancestor was the historian Edward Gibbon, author of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.  440 total views

  • Rev. Charles Parsons

    My Great Grandfather, The Reverend Charles Martin King Parsons CF was an army chaplain with the 9th British General Hospital during WW2.  740 total views

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    Ian Forsyth – Polands Top Honour

    ONE of the first Allied soldiers to witness the horror of Belsen will today join in Poland’s Remembrance Day after being given the country’s highest honour. Ian Forsyth, 85, has become one of only 15 people and the first Scot to receive Poland’s Officer’s Cross of Merit for his role in liberating the notorious concentration camp in north-western Germany. Today, he will wear his medal for the first time in public when he joins a special service at St Simon’s RC Church in Partick, Glasgow. The church was the focus of the Polish community in exile during World War II and masses are still said today in Polish. Ian vowed…

  • Canadians at Belsen

    We’d love to hear from anyone with details of any service personnel from Canada serving in UK units or within any Canadian units.  667 total views

  • Rabbi Dr. Arthur Saul Super

    Rabbi Dr. Arthur Saul Super, a Chaplain with the British army, was present at the liberation of Belsen. (He was my late wife’s uncle).  757 total views