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Private Sambrook, Battle of Mons, A German picklehaubes helmet
Posted on August 23, 2018

“The Old Contemptibles” .

Battle of Mons 23rd August 1914 The 1st Battalion of the Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry was stationed at The...

minden day, Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, minden rose, cornwalls regimental museum,
Posted on August 1, 2018

The Minden Rose

August 1st marks Minden Day, which is a regimental anniversary celebrated by certain units of the British Army. Up to...

Trevor Jones of the 32nd Cornwall Regiment of Foot from 'Unseen Waterloo' the Conflict revisited, by Sam Faulkner.
Posted on May 8, 2018

Volunteer Profile | Trevor Jones

Trevor Jones of the 32nd Cornwall Regiment of Foot, interviewed by Sophie Hodge. Image from ‘Unseen Waterloo’ the Conflict revisited, by...

Research Project Update, The Trench Bodmin - Major Hammans
Posted on April 10, 2018

Research Project Update | The Trench Bodmin

Research Project Update, by Deborah Vosper.  Researching for The Trench Bodmin is always interesting and often produces some fascinating information...

Posted on April 9, 2018

Gallery: Animals and the DCLI

If you missed the buzz, we recently had a very lovely (but uninvited!) feline visitor to the museum. We have...

Posted on April 4, 2018

Notes From the Archives: Special Order of the Day

By Martyn Horton, Light Infantry Archivist. Fifty years ago, the four-remaining county light infantry regiments amalgamated to form one regiment, the Light Infantry. While I was delving into the photographic archive I came across the special order of the day, written General Sir Geoffrey Musson, to commemorate the historic event.

Huntley & Palmers WWI hardtack biscuit
Posted on January 17, 2018

Object of The Month: January 2018

Object of The Month: January 2018 – Dietary Regulations / Hard Tack Biscuit If, like many of us, you’ve decided...