A wreath for the Gravenstafel Ridge Memorial

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A wreath for the Gravenstafel Ridge Memorial:


Clive Bowery from the DLI Association laid a wreath to honour all the young men

who fought at the Battle of Gravenstafel Ridge 100 years ago.

Gravenstafel memorial












We thought of those who were wounded or taken prisoner on April 26th 1915,


in remembrance wreathfrom DLI Assoc

and we remembered those who were killed.



“Remembered with Honour”:

One of the thousands (54,399) of names carved on the Menin Gate, which commemorates those fallen men whose graves are unknown, is that of poor Bob H.

Menin Gate Memorial












He died aged 21, almost immediately on reaching the trenches. He was his parents’ only child.

Commemorated in perpetuity 1


Yours ever,

The Agent signature

WW1 Centenary Information Correspondent: The Agent has just returned from a trip to Ypres where he has been researching WLS’s WW1 experiences and is helping to co-ordinate Castle Coop’s WW1 Commemorations.


Stop Press:

This message has been posted in the Telegraph Announcements:

In grateful memory of A Company (Captain F G Harvey) and the gallant teachers, graduates and students of Bede College, Durham who gave their lives for King and Empire when the company was overrun during a desperate last ditch stand to hold the forward point of the line at Boetleer Farm, St Julien, 2nd Ypres, 100 years ago today. Remembering also those take prisoner and held first as POWs at Lager II, Munster and later as forced labour in the Silesian mines, 1915-1918, including Private Frank Orr. ‘Faithful’.


  1. Dear Awesome Hen, in case I have never told you before, I lived my early years in North Yorkshire and the DLI was very much part of the local scene, hugely admired and respected. I’m not sure into what regiment it was eventually absorbed but it had a very proud history and a worthy reputation. With love from Lady Egality and me, Plym

    • Dear Sir Plym, Gosh – Iad no idea that the DLI was part of the scene in Yorkshire as well as Durham. In 1968 it was amalgamated with three other county light infantry regiments to form one large Regiment called ‘The Light Infantry’. The Light Infantry was joined by the Green Jackets Brigade to form the Light Division. These subsequently merged in 2007 to form The Rifles. There is a great film showing at the DLI museum of Princess Alexandra adressing the Territorials on the Cathedral Green for the last time, just outside Durham Cathedral in 1968.

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