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Frank Moreham – 113th DLI

I attach a photo of Frank Joseph Moreham, must have been taken late ’45 and a copy of his Mention in despatches. He certainly looks happy and OK.
My Dad was an industrial chemist and worked for Pinchin and Johnsons, Silvertown. His was in a reserved occupation but eventually called up on 17/9/42 and released to Class 2/T1 on 29/12/46.

Apparently my Mum was very cross when Dad got his oak leaf as he had promised to keep his head down! He had a job to do and he did it. Now I have had a chance to read the war diaries for that period, they were under very severe bombardment. Lucky to survive.

Liberation of Bergen Belsen

Dad and I are/were violinists and Dad bought a violin with 2000 cig coupons in Bad Pyrmont (which I now have) with a 1946 label.
Liberation of Bergen Belsen

Dad died young in 1979.

Submitted, with thanks, by Steve Moreham

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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: liberator@belsen.co.ukThank you Nick Price CreativesFacebookTwitter