Clifford Beckwith – Green Howards

My dad Clifford Beckwith was among the first British soldiers to enter Belsen. He never spoke of it other than to say they were told not to give food to the prisoners as it would make them ill. He said he never felt so helpless.

Liberation of Bergen Belsen
Clifford (Left)
Liberation of Bergen Belsen
Clifford (Right)

Liberation of Bergen Belsen
Dad selling poppies

Sadly dad died a few years ago but I will get as much information as I can from my mum.
He also drove a general to the war trials post war.
Well done for setting up the page.

Submitted, with thanks, by Joy Hyde

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This archive has been established after my own relative, Reg Price, took part in the liberation and subsequent humanitarian effort of Bergen Belsen in April 1945. Reg produced this famous sign at Belsen. As part of the 113th DLI, Reg and his comrades were at Belsen for 5 weeks and left when the last hut was empty and ceremonially burnt down. This archive compiles all available resources to build a lasting tribute to all the men and women who helped - any unit, any nationality. If you have a relative, or any info, on the relief effort at Belsen, we’d love you to please get in touch. Email us: you Nick Price CreativesFacebookTwitter