• Roll of Honour

    The 113th Durham Light Infantry, Royal Artillery, Roll of Honour (Listed by date order) x19 KIA from July to November 1944 (x15 found) and x10 in Training accidents prior to June 1944 (x1 found)  8,051 total views

  • Tom Jackson

    Sergeant with the Intelligence Corps – British Army for six years. Following the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, Tom was part of the team that arrested the SS Guards on 17th April 1945.  6,391 total views

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    Ken Allen – 58th Light Anti Aircraft Regiment

    “The stench of death could be smelt miles away – even before the concentration camp came into view. The horrible smell was so thick in the air, you could almost slice it with a knife and it made us gag.”  7,878 total views

  • Liberation of Bergen Belsen

    75th Anniversary Press – The Northern Echo

    WHILE the street parties were in full swing in streets festooned with bunting back home in Blighty, Victory in Europe was marked in a starkly contrasting way for many British soldiers serving in different parts of the world.  9,208 total views

  • Alison Wood

    My friend Alison Wood, who has died aged 98, dedicated her long life to the service of others. In 1936 she knew what was happening in Germany and “had the gumption to believe that Hitler would do what he said he would do”.  5,320 total views

  • Harold Pearsall

    My dad, Harold Pearsall, 97, landed on Juno beach during the D-Day landings as an anti-tank gunner and took part in the assault on Caen.  6,606 total views

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    James Gosling

    An extract from a 1986 interview with Norfolk born James Gosling, describing his memories of the Second World War. During his interviews, Mr Gosling shared his first-hand experiences of assisting with the liberation of Bergen-Belsen, a concentration camp in northern Germany.  7,990 total views

  • Dickie Atkinson (9 DLI)

    A VETERAN soldier, believed to the last member of Durham Light Infantry to have taken part in the D-Day landings, has died two days before celebrating his 75th wedding anniversary with his wartime sweetheart.  6,723 total views