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Final fundraising push for Durham Light Infantry

The Northern Echo: DLI memorial appeal co-ordinator with maquette of statue to be placed in Durham City's Market Place. Picture by Gavin Engelbrecht (6085518)

12:02am Monday 30th June 2014

VETERANS behind a memorial to the men who served in the Durham Light Infantry have made an appeal for contributions toward the last of the cash needed to make it a reality.

Durham Light Infantry memorial appeal gets welcome cash boost

The Northern Echo: APPEAL FUNDS: Wendy Blackmore, Chairman of the Durham & District Ladies Auxiliary chairman Wendy Blackmore will fellow members presents a cheque for the DLI Memorial Appeal to Colonel Arthur Charlton

3:50pm Wednesday 28th May 2014

VETERANS raising funds to pay for a memorial to the men who served in the Durham Light Infantry in the heart of the regiment's home county have been given a welcome cash boost.

Tributes paid to former Durham Light Infantry soldier who played key role in memorial campaign

The Northern Echo: Captain Tony Lynn, who designed the plinth and created the first artist’s impression of statue, with former regimental signaller Keith Straughier and former bugler Richard Softley, who got the campaign under way.

2:21pm Monday 17th March 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to a veteran who helped initiate a project to create a permanent memorial to the sacrifices of one of the country’s most famous regiments.

Plans unveiled for Durham Light Infantry Memorial in Durham City Market Place

The Northern Echo: The orginal DLI Memorial unveiled in Staffordshire

12:00am Tuesday 28th January 2014

PLANS have been unveiled to place a memorial immortalising the sacrifices of the Durham Light Infantry in the heart of the regiment's home county.

Tees Valley libraries start new chapter as business centres

The Northern Echo: Libraries across the Tees Valley, such as Middlesbrough Central Library, has scooped £45,000 as part of the Enterprising Libraries initiative to boost local business growth

11:33am Thursday 14th November 2013

LIBRARIES are to be turned into business centres with a £45,000 grant to encourage local entrepreneurs.

Building society backs memorial appeal

The Northern Echo: Building society backs memorial appeal

11:39am Thursday 11th April 2013

A BUILDING society has thrown its weight behind an appeal to create a memorial to the men who served in the Durham Light Infantry in their home county.

Durham Light Infantry surplus silver falls under the hammer

The Northern Echo: Bidding gets underway at the Anderson and Garland saleroom, in Newcastle

4:09pm Wednesday 27th March 2013

THE bidding was fast and sometimes furious as the surplus silver of an illustrious North-East regiment fell under the hammer. Gavin Engelbrecht went along to the auction.

Regimental silver falls under the hammer

5:52pm Tuesday 26th March 2013

VETERANS campaigning to create a memorial to the men who served in the Durham Light Infantry in their home county are hoping an auction of regimental silver tomorrow (Wednesday, March 27) will help them reach their fundraising target.

Illustrious regiment campaigning for memorial converts its surplus silver to bronze

The Northern Echo: Julian Thomson of Anderson and Garland with silver punch bowl

7:30am Friday 1st March 2013

VETERANS of an illustrious North-East regiment will be converting their surplus silver to bronze when their tableware falls under the hammer this month.

Her brother, dad and grandad died for DLI – Shirley backs memorial

11:51am Friday 15th February 2013

TEARS well up in Shirley Johnson’s eyes as she recalls the death of her brother – the last DLI soldier to die in action.

Campaigners delighted with response to appeal for DLI memorial

12:50pm Friday 8th February 2013

VETERANS campaigning to create a memorial to the men to who served in the Durham Light Infantry in their home county have are delighted with the response to their appeal.

Sister of last Durham Light Infantry soldier killed in action backs campaign for memorial

9:26pm Wednesday 6th February 2013

Veterans are campaigning to create a memorial to the men who served in the Durham Light Infantry in their home county. Gavin Engelbrecht speaks to the sister of the last DLI soldier to die in action.

Brilliant start for Durhams memorial

10:26am Wednesday 16th January 2013

VETERANS campaigning to create a memorial to the men to who served in the Durham Light Infantry in their home county have been overwhelmed by the response to their appeal.

Minister supports DLI memorial campaign

5:00am Tuesday 15th January 2013

A DEFENCE minister gave his support yesterday to the campaign to create a memorial to the men who served in the Durham Light Infantry (DLI), in their home county.

Veterans launch appeal for DLI memorial for Durham

The Northern Echo: ARBORETUM STATUE UNVEILED: Captain Tony Lynn, who designed the plinth and created the first artist’s impression of the statue, with former regimental signaller Keith Straughier and former bugler Richard Softley

6:00am Friday 11th January 2013

THE LEGACY of the Durham Light Infantry is deeply imbedded in the hearts of the North-East - its soldiers having served with distinction in conflicts spanning more than two centuries.

The story of the Durham Light Infantry

6:40am Friday 11th January 2013

The story of the DLI begins in 1758 when General John Lambton of County Durham first raised the 68th Regiment of Foot as part of the British Army.



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