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William James Johnson – Royal Artillery

Birth 03 MAR 1918 • Norton Bavant, Warminster, Wiltshire, England
Death 29 JUL 2012 • Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia

Liberation of Bergen Belsen
Enlisted in British Army – Artillery (25 pounders) – Served in post-D-Day landings in France, Belgium, Battle of the Bulge. Remained in Germany in Occupation Forces including witnessing, first hand, Belsen Concentration Camp just after surrender.
Liberation of Bergen Belsen

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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