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Medical Students: The London HospitalLiberation of Bergen Belsen
Thomas Chometon Gibson
30 April 1921 – 2 May 2020
Reported on his frustrations at treating inmates at Belsen with lack of resources. Became professor of medicine at Robert Larner College of Medicine.

John Arthur Harland Hancock
1923 – 7 June 1974
Contracted typhus in Belsen. Later, he became a dermatologist and then a venereologist and edited the British Journal of Venereal Diseases. He wrote on non-gonococcal urethritis and reactive arthritis, then known as Reiter’s disease.

Francis Herbert William Johnson

Charles Alexander Louis Kyndt
Became a general practitioner in East London.
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James Horace Sidney Morgan

Richard David Pearce

David Robertson Smith
Became a haematologist Royal Berkshire Hospital.

P. W. G. Tasker
19 May 1924 – 2 March 1960 Assisted as a pilot during the Malayan Emergency and performed some of the earliest studies of the causes of anaemia using radioactive tracer techniques. He later became a general practitioner.

John Brian Walker
1924 – 15 October 2014
Became an eye surgeon and then a general practitioner. Later became known for his skill in sailing with the Hornet dinghy fleet.

Eirian (Bill) Williams
7 May 1925 – 1 March 1991 Became a physician at Withybush Hospital, Haverfordwest, and wrote on brucellosis.

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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