Bodmin – D.C.L.I. War Memorial

The Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry War Memorial in Bodmin.  The building behind, known as the Keep, once housed the barracks of the D.C.L.I. and is now a museum, unfortunately closed when I visited.  There seems to be a recurring theme here.  Anyway, to quote MacArthur, I shall return.







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4 Responses to Bodmin – D.C.L.I. War Memorial

  1. Sophie Hodge says:

    Thank you for making this post, wonderful photographs!
    I hope that you managed to visit the museum in the end – we are now open 7 days a week during the main season, so you have a better chance of finding us open now!
    In case you find it interesting – the memorial monument above was unveiled by the Prince of Wales in 1924, and reminds us of the battles in which the Regiment fought. The war memorial is by well-known sculptor L S Merrifield, and the soldier was modelled on William Harvey Triggs, who also modelled for the Newlyn School artist Stanhope Forbes.
    We hope to see you in the museum sometime. In the meantime please feel free to have a look at our website and social media – Cornwall’s Regimental Museum @BodminKeep.

    • Magicfingers says:

      Hello Sophie. Thanks ever so much for your kind comments. And no, I have still to visit your museum – I tend to pass through on a Sunday, but that seems to be okay now from what you say. What times are you open on a Sunday in June, which will be the next time I pass by? I would very much like to have a look around if I get the chance. And thank you for the information about the memorial too.

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