• Marie Brown

    Marie was born in Chorley in Lancashire in 1923. Her father was the manager of a cotton factory, but during the Great Recession, the factory closed down and the family were plunged into poverty with no social welfare safety net.  5,650 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.  5,248 total views

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    Report on Nursing Matters August 1945

    Dr. T.V. Layton SMO and Miss K. Doherty Matron, arrived at Belsen Camp from London on 11/7/45, having reported at 21 Army Group and 30 Corps Headquarters en route – as the signal notifying arrival had not been received no accommodation for U.N.R.R.A. personnel was available.  5,204 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…

  • 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.  5,192 total views