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Chess Set from Patrick Linehan DCLI PoW in WWII
Posted on November 11, 2019

The Chess Set from a Prisoner of War

Private Patrick Lineham of the DCLI celebrated his 100th Birthday this year at Bodmin Keep. He has also recently taken...

The Mauser C96
Posted on November 6, 2019

The Gun That Saved The World

In the Armoury of the museum there is a vast array of weapons on permanent display, alongside an impressive medal...

5th DCLI, Hill 112, Normandy, D Day, 10th July 1944, WW2, Battle of Hill 112
Posted on July 10, 2019

The Battle of Cornwall Hill

He who commands Hill 112, commands Normandy! In June 1944, Britain and its allied forces had landed thousands of soldiers...

Bob Hope Audience in the rain at Bodmin barracks, D Day, WW2
Posted on June 23, 2019

Bring on the Americans!

As we remember the 75th anniversary of D-Day it is fitting that we remember those who left Cornwall to struggle...