Hugh Ewart – 41 Commando

Former Royal Marine Commando Hugh Ewart, 92, passed away last Saturday and his family are hoping standard bearers and buglers will give him a fitting send-off tomorrow.

Liberation of Bergen Belsen
Last year, father-of-five Hugh, from Coatbridge, was presented with the Legion d’Honneur for his part in the D-Day landings and liberation of France.

The former steel worker was 18 when he volunteered to take on the Nazis. He served as a sniper with the elite Royal Marines Commandos.

As part of 41 Commando, he was also involved in the liberation of Bergen-Belsen, near Celle in northern Germany, in April 1945.

Archive. Daily Record 26th May, 2017

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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