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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
North Cornwall
Town
Bodmin
County
Cornwall
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Leonard Stanford Merrifield FRBS
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 17 Jul 1924
    Attended by: HRH Prince of Wales KG
  • Dedicated
    Date: 17 Jul 1950
    Attended by: Canon G W Harmer
  • Unveiled
    Date: 17 Jul 1950
    Attended by: General Sir D. Watson
  • Dedicated
    Date: 17 Jul 1924
    Attended by: Chaplain General to the Forces
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
9235
Current location

Junction of Plas Newyd Avenue and Castle Canyke Road on small green outside entrance to DCLI Museum
DCLI Museum (Victoria Barracks)
Plas Newyd Avenue
Bodmin
North Cornwall
Cornwall
PL31 1EB
England

OS Grid Ref: SX 07384 66372
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A bronze figure of a First World War infantryman, with full 1907 equipment, marching with slung rifle, left foot forward. The figure is standing on ten-sided granite drum on circular base, raised on five granite steps. Bronze badges front and rear and bronze laurel wreath with Battalion numerals arranged around the face of the granite drum. Granite horseshoe shaped wall with WW2 honours inscribed. Front face: The Arms and Motto of Cornwall. Rear face: The badge of the DCLI. Eight Other faces: each contain a bronze wreath witht eh Battalion number of those Battalions which saw action overseas carved in granite in Roman numerals. Theatre of operation of each Battalion carved in Roman Type.
Inscription
Plinth: ERECTED/ BY THE/ DCLI/ TO THEIR/ GLORIOUS DEAD/ 255 OFFICERS/ 4027 OTHER RANKS/ 1914-1919 Wall: IN PROUD MEMORY OF THEIR COMRADES WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES 1939-45 AND ALL MEMBERS OF THE REGIMENT WHO WERE SERVING WITH OTHER CORPS 1939-45 (Exact line spacing unknown)
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
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 4200 mm, height 1700 mm, width 4200 mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Figure
    Measurements: height 2250 mm
    Materials: Bronze
  • Wall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry War Memorial
  • Grade II*
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
History
1994: Fully restored
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Trustees of the DCLI
Reference

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