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Pte S C Hurkett

Pte S C Hurkett was born in Minster, in the  Isle of Sheppey.

Enlisted/Conscripted 4 April 1940 to 6 DTC RASC (Herne Bay Kent)

Posted to 59th Division Supply Column

Qualified as butcher

301 Infantry Brigade Coy RASC, designation changed from Driver to Private

Posted to 155 Details Issue Depot (DID) on  25 May 1943 based at Llandough Castle, Glamorgan, Wales

19 June 1943 Physical Training Instructor course returned to 155 DID

As part of Airborne Corp 155 DID “enplaned 20th September 1944” – flying from Cottesmore 26th September as part of Airborne Forward Delivery Airfield(AFDAG) – including 1st Light Anti-Aircraft Battery flew in 209 Dakotas, escorted by 182 fighters of AFDG and 100 fighters of Eighth Air Force, landed at Grave and went onto Nijmegen.

After the Grave / Nijmegen episode 155 DID attached to XXX Corp. Later part of British Units in Bergen Belsen concentration camp.

Admitted 74 (Br) Hospital 31 May 1945, discharged 7 June 1945.

Embarked for home 26 February 1946

Released from service 112 May 1946

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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