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Joseph Conerney RAMC

My father Joseph Conerney was born in Co. Galway. As a young man he went to Witham (Essex) to train as a nurse. At the beginning of the war he joined the Royal Army Medical Corps and served in, Holland, Norway and Germany.Liberation of Bergen Belsen

He met my mum in Witham and they married in 1941. She stayed in Kilkenny while he was away in the army.

He was sent to Bergen Belsen in April 1945, and it had a terrible effect on him. He never talked about experiences. He left the army at the end of the war and went back to nursing. He took up a post in Bannvale, Gilford in 1953.

As a family we were all interested in the army. His grandson recently did a bit of research for his sons.

Liberation of Bergen Belsen
Joseph Conerney (Standing), ‘Gilford’  and friend from 11th British Light Field Ambulance

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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