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Johnson, Miss (Red Cross)
Liberation Dolls given to Miss Johnson of the British Red Cross. More
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Griffen, Max (Major)
Pathologist from 32CSS. In charge of the Human Laundry.
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Biggar, Robert (58th LAA)
Gunner.-Sergt. 58th L.A.A. Regt. R.A. France 1940; France, Belgium, Holland and Germany 1944-46
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Jackson, Tom
Sergeant with the Intelligence Corps - British Army for six years. Following the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, Tom was part of the team that arrested the SS Guards on 17 April 1945. More
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Aylin, C V
Captain Aylin was commissioned at Llandudno in 1940 and after coastal defence was posted as the first ALO at RAF Tangmere and flew ops in Bostons and Mitchel aircraft across Germany. As a fluent German linguist, he supported the Rhine Crossing with the 21st Army. He was tasked with setting up a Displaced Persons Camp moving into an abandoned WW1 wooden camp with the help of a Polish Doctor, a Priest and a Jewish interpreter who had survived both Auschwitz and Belsen. Here he set up a medical centre, a chapel, dormitories, a ‘swap’ shop and classrooms for children. When the War ended Captain Aylin who had not seen his family for over three years decided to stay in Germany to carry out his duties, he had been tasked to do by Lt Gen Sir BG Horrocks, KCB, KBE DSO, MC. He continued in the post until he handed over the Camp to refugee agencies and was then demobbed. In 1946, Captain Aylin was appointed Head of Repatriation and Resettlement in the post war Control Commission in Kiel. As a talented artist and outstanding draughtsman, his son Clyde presented his memoirs to the Royal Artillery Museum.
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Ellis, Sid (RAMC)
Sid Ellis served as a nursing orderly with the Royal medical Corp. “We had a lot of TB patients in our bit, didn't have em long and they we’re transferred to Sweden.” He befriended one of the inmates and then went onto marry her. https://www.legasee.org.uk/veteran/sid-ellis/
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Elliott, Bernard
Corporal Bernard Elliott of 8 Royal Pioneer Corps Group. “The smell and desolation surrounding the camp was overwhelming. The Commanding Officer rounded up all the officials and wealthy people of Belsen and set them to work caring for the sick and dying and burying the dead.”
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Thompson, C R, Major (RASC)
“I was immediately sent to a room nearby to be treated with insecticide. I was stripped completely and men of the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) sprayed my body with that now famous powder, A.L.63. On completion I dressed and prepared to deliver my goods into the concentration camp.” “I visited a cookhouse controlled by a British Army sergeant. He was issuing good hot food, strictly rationed and controlled. A British mobile bath unit was already in operation, hot water and soap being freely given. Ablution and sanitation facilities never before existed in Belsen, water being a luxury commodity, for drinking only, and strictly rationed at that.”
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Aspinall, Anthony (Red Cross)
Leader of the British Red Cross team at Belsen
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Gardner, Albert William
RAMC Lt. 1945 Mentioned in dispatches. The first British medical officer to enter Belsen. Won the Militray Medal in First World War on active service. Medically trained at St Barts, qualifying in 1925. Killed in a car accident January 22, 1956, Cooksbridge near Lewes. He was 53.
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