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Fagan, James (113 LAA)
The soldier featured in these pictures was James Fagan. James served as a driver/mechanic with the 113th (Durham Light Infantry) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment Royal Artillery having started his military service before the war as a Territorial with the 5/6th Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders based in Paisley. He is shown at the wheel of his Bedford QLB ‘Bonnie Scotland’ which the vehicle markings tell us was Tractor number 3 belonging to J Troop of 370 Battery 113 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment Royal Artillery. More
Submitted by: Roddy Brown, Chairman The Scottish Military Vehicle Group

Fairweather, John, Walter (Jack) - poss 113th LAA
Chief amongst these soldiers’ descriptions of the horrors of Belsen are the letters of 11407267 Gunner John Walter Fairweather (known as Jack). His son Stephen found three hundred and seventy six letters covering the period December 1943 to November 1946 which Jack Fairweather sent to his wife-to-be Renee. Five were dated between April 23rd. and May 10th. 1945. Such was the dreadful reaction of the Allied authorities to finding Belsen, they relaxed the censorship restrictions and encouraged the soldiers to tell everyone ‘back home’ what they had seen. Jack Fairweather makes this very important observation in his first (and longest) letter dated 23rd. April 1945, four days after his arrival.
Submitted by: Belsen Archive

Farmer Capt.

Farrar, Samuel Baxter (113 LAA)
Submitted by: Belsen Archive

Fay, Vincent Capt. (Army Chaplain)
British Army chaplain of 9th British General Hospital More
Submitted by: Belsen Archive

Fegan, Christopher Edward (Cpl)
REME My father was a corporal in Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers.
Submitted by: Coin Fegan

Fergusson, Keith Maxwell (Medical Student)
Medical Student. St Thomas Contacted Typhus at Belsen
Submitted by: Belsen Archive

Fiennes, Nathaniel (Lord Saye & Sele)
We went into lots o huts and camps. The smell was appalling, and there were rows and rows of people inside. You couldn’t tell whether they were dead or alive: they might have been either. “And then outside we saw a tractor and trailer with heaps of bodies on it, and a German sitting on top of the bodies smoking a cigarette. “Close by there was an enormous pit and in it perhaps 500 bodies, but it may have been a thousand, I don’t know. It was a very large number of bodies.”
Submitted by: Archive

Findlay, Alexander
Unit unknown More
Submitted by: Belsen Archive

Name: FINDLAY, JAMES Rank: Serjeant Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery Unit Text: 369 Bty., 113 (2/5th Bn. The Durham Light Infantry) Lt. A.A. Regt. Age: 22 Date of Death: 11/07/1944 Service No: 2880635 Additional information: Son of James and Helen Findlay; husband of Winifred Joan Findlay, of Hickling, Norfolk. Grave/Memorial Reference: 2. C. 13. Cemetery: HERMANVILLE WAR CEMETERY
Submitted by: 113th DLI Archive

Fink Alice

Finke Hans

Fisher, Emmanuel (Pte) 32 CSS
32 Casualty Clearing Station
Submitted by: Belsen Archive

Fisher, Francis George
Army Number 1490783 Rank Gunner Arm of service RA (LAA) 369 LAA BTY 113 LAA regt R A (DLI) TA Date of last enlistment 15.7 1939 release leave certificate 16 Jan 1946 More We believe he acted as a fitter on the Anti Aircraft guns (I assume) he had made mention that if shells failed, he was responsible for clearing and reloading the guns.
Submitted by: 113th DLI Archive

FISHER, FREDERICK GEORGE Gunner Service Number 412152 Died 30/09/1944 Aged 36 369 Bty., 113 (2/5th Bn. The Durham Light Infantry) Lt. A.A. Regt. Royal Artillery Son of Constance Fisher; husband of Ethel Mary Fisher, of Stockwell. London. Buried at ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY
Submitted by: 113th DLI Archive

Fisher, Harold D. (RCAF)
Harold was born in 1920 and enlisted in the RCAF in 1941. He served with 407 Squadron and then No. 2 127 Wing of Tactical Force at Tangmere on the south coast of England. On June 11, 1944, they sailed for France and landed at Beny-sur-Mer, Juno Beach. Heavy losses were incurred by their unit over the coming weeks. Harold volunteered to drive supplies into Bergen Belsen Concentration Camp after it was liberated. No words can describe the horrors encountered there. After VE Day the men in Harold’s unit volunteered to go to the Pacific theatre of war but it was over before that was necessary.
Submitted by: Belsen Archive

Fisk, Magdalene
QARANC (Thank you - if you have any more details or a period photo please email
Submitted by: Julia Gilliatt

Flanagan, Mike
A warm-hearted Irishman who after liberating the concentration camp Bergen Belsen, fought in the British Army in the land of Israel/Palestine and deserted in order to join Jewish fighters in the war of Independence (1948). More
Submitted by: Belsen Archive

Fletcher-Barrett, K (Colonel) Senior Medical Officer
Submitted by: Belsen Archive

Fletcher, Sydney John (RAF)
RAF More
Submitted by: Belsen Archive

Fogg, Joseph (AFS)
D Platoon 567 Coy
Submitted by: Belsen Archive

Foley, Martin (Sapper)
Royal Engineer (59 Plant Troop) 866 Mechanical Equipment More
Submitted by: David Foley

Foote, Neville
Submitted by: Belsen Archive

Ford, David K (AFS)Submitted by: Belsen Archive

Forsdick, Dennis Henry
Guy's Hospital medical student. Forster, Richard James (113 LAA)
55 Searchlight Regt RA: 113th LAA Enlistment Date: 06/05/1936
Submitted by: 113th DLI Archive/Belsen Archive

Forsyth, Ian
Submitted by: Belsen Archive

Forth Michael James

Fothergill, John G. (113 LAA)
55 Searchlight Regt RA: 113th LAA Enlistment Date: 30/09/1938
Submitted by: 113th DLI Archive/Belsen Archive

Fox, Alan (113th LAA)
Lived at 23 Yoden Avenue, Horden Ref: NP-L
Submitted by: Belsen Archive

Fox, J P (Major)
Commander of 30 Field Hygienic Unit. From Dublin, Ireland,
Submitted by: Belsen Archive

Fox, James McCourt (113 LAA)
2/5 Bn Durham L I (55 Searchlight Regt RA: 113th LAA) (TA) Enlistment Date: 09/03/1938
Submitted by: 113th DLI Archive/Belsen Archive

Fraser, William Charles
William Fraser - Ambulance Driver on front. One of the first into Belsen. More
Submitted by: Belsen Archive

Freeman, Capt. D.E. (RAMC)
224th Parachute Field Ambulance, RAMC More
Submitted by: Belsen Archive

Freeman, Thomas Benson (113 LAA)
55 Searchlight Regt RA: 113th LAA Enlistment Date: 25/05/1939
Submitted by: 113th DLI Archive/Belsen Archive

Frey, Michael
178th Transport Co & Jewish Brigade Group More
Submitted by: Hannah Frey

Frickers, Alan
Pioneer Corps More
Submitted by: Gordon Frickers

Fuld, Heinz Maj.
Dr Heinz Fuld, a well-known consultant physician on Merseyside, died on 21 January, aged 99. For nearly 70 years he had a home in North Wales in Llanarmon yn Ial, from where, after retiring from the NHS, he travelled to provide an outstanding private Rodney Street practice. Dr Fuld was born in Berlin, studied medicine in that city, as well as in Frankfurt, Vienna, Munich, Freiburg, and Heidelberg. He did research in Freiburg under the guidance of Hans Krebs, Nobel Laureate, and followed his mentor to the United Kingdom in 1933 as a result of Nazi oppression. He obtained his MRCP in Edinburgh before entering general practice in south Liverpool until he was appointed physician to Sefton and Newsham General Hospitals. A major in the Royal Army Medical Corps during the second world war, he was the first British doctor to enter Belsen on its liberation. One can only wonder what distress this must have caused him—a secret he retained throughout his long life.
Submitted by: Belsen Archive

Name: FULTON, ANDREW LIVINGSTONE Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Lance Bombardier Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery Unit Text: 376 Bty., 113 (2/5th Bn. The Durham Light Infantry) Lt. A.A. Regt. Age: 22 Date of Death: 28/06/1944 Service No: 2984157 Additional information: Son of David Smith Fulton and Jeanie McMaster Fulton, of Paisley, Renfrewshire. His brother Angus McIntosh Fulton also fell. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: XVIII. E. 26.
Submitted by: 113th DLI Archive

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