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Memorial details

Memorial type
Chapel: Dedicated within church building
District
Durham
Town
Durham
County
Durham
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
William Douglas Caroe FSA, MR PILKINGTON JACKSON
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 10 October 1923
    Attended by: Marquis of Londonderry
  • Dedicated
    Date: 20th October 1923
    Attended by: Bishop of Durham
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
10230
Current location

East side of the south transept
Durham Cathedral
Palace Green
Durham
Durham
Durham
DH1 3ES
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 27360 42133
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Regimental chapel with large wooden screen featuring a central panel with Durham Light Infantry Regular, Territorial and Militia Battalion Badges and the regimental history. At either side are panels with the battle honours of the regiment. Contained on panel are 2 plaques with history of regiment and regimental badges The Chapel also commemorates those members of the regiment who served in the Second World War.
Inscription
Original Panel: TO THE GLORY OF GOD/IN HONOUR OF THE/OFFICERS, WARRANT OFFICERS, NON-/COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND MEN/OF THE/DURHAM LIGHT INFANTRY/WHO LAID DOWN/THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR/1914-1919/THIS CHAPEL HAS BEEN SET APART/AS A REGIMENTAL MEMORIAL AND/AS A MOUNUMENT OF THE GRATITUDE OF/THEIR FELLOW COUNTRYMEN WHOM/THEY INSPIRED BY THEIR DEVOTION/SUSTAINED BY THEIR COURAGE/AND DELIVERED BY THEIR SACRIFICE Replacement Panel, centre: 1758 DLI 1968/THE DURHAM LIGHT INFANTRY/IN 1968 MERGED INTO/THE LIGHT INFANTRY/AFTER TWO HUNDRED AND TEN YEARS/OF PROUD AND HAPPY ASSOCIATION WITH/THE COUNTY OF DURHAM/THE GALLANTRY AND DEVOTION WITH WHICH/THE REGIMENT DISCHARGED ITS DUTY OVER/THESE YEARS IS PLAIN FOR ALL TO SEE/WHO ENTER THIS CHAPEL/GREATER LOVE HATH NO/MAN THAN THIS THAT A/MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE/FOR HIS FRIENDS/ Left Hand Side: (Battle Honours until WW1) Right Hand Side: (Battle Honours WW2 and onwards)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Screen
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
Listing information
Condition
History
1968: Following the merge of the Durham Light Infantry with the Somerset and Cornwall, Shropshire and Yorkshire Light Infantries, it was decided that the central panel in the memorial screen be replaced with an inscription commemorating the 210 years of the Durham Light Infantry. Designed by Pilkington Jackson. 1923: Originally the screen was unveiled with a dedication to members of the Durham light Infantry who had laid down their lives in the Great War 1914-1919. This was designed by W D Caroe. Below the dedication was the regimental badge, flanked by the Arms of the See and of the Cathedral. Above the screen were the figures of St George and the Dragon, flanked by St Cuthbert and St Oswald. The woodwork is in the tradition of the 17th Century work of Bishop Cosin in the Cathedral.
Costs

Memorial: £1500

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
DURHAM CATHEDRAL
Reference

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