The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry [UK]
Authors and Contributors this page: T.F. Mills
Page created 15 July 2000. Corrected and updated 12.12.2003
 
The  Duke of Cornwall's 
Light Infantry
crest and tie
by James Robinson
United Kingdom 
  Titles & Lineage
  History
  Battle Honours
  Colours, Standards & Guidons
  Uniforms & Badges
  Colonels-in-Chief
  Colonels

  Biography & Gallantry Awards
  Traditions
  Alliances
  Associations, Forums, Re-Enactors
  Museums, Monuments, Memorials
  Bibliography

How to find information about individuals who served in this corps
 
1881.07.01 The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
named for the future King Edward VII, and organised as the county regiment of Cornwall, encompassing its Militia and Volunteer infantry [see below] and uniting two regular battalions:
 
1959.10.06 amalgamated with The Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert's), to form
The Somerset and Cornwall Light Infantry
 
The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, by Michael S.Young et al. (British Light Infantry Regiments)
The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry in India, by Cathy Day (Family History in India).
The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry ... movements ... during the Great War, by Brad Chappell (The Regimental Warpath 1914-1918)
The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, by Chris Baker (The British Army in the Great War).
     
  RHQ and Depot:
    RHQ:
    32nd Regimental District at Bodmin [1881-1905]
   
    J Group at Farnborough [1946-1948]
    Light Infantry Brigade at Strensall [1948-1959]
     
  Regulars:
    1st Battalion [1881-1959]
    2nd Battalion [1881-1948]
     
Militia and Special Reserve:
  3rd Battalion (The Duke of Cornwall's Rangers) [1881-1953]
 
Territorials and Volunteers:
  Territorial Battalions, by Michael S.Young et al. (British Light Infantry Regiments)
  1st Volunteer Battalion [1881-1908]
  2nd Volunteer Battalion [1881-1908]
  4th Battalion [1908-1921]
  4th/5th Battalion [1921-1939, 1947-1960]
  5th Battalion [1908-1921]
 
  5th Battalion [1939-1947]
 
Hostilities-Only Units (First and Second World War, including T.A. duplicates):
 
 
 
 
[combined battle honours of 32nd Regiment and 46th Regiment, plus:]

Gibraltar 1704-051, Dettingen2, St. Lucia 17783, Tel el Kebir, Egypt 1882, Nile 1884-85, Paardeberg, South Africa 1899-1902

Great War [15 battalions]:  Mons, Le Cateau, Retreat from Mons, Marne 1914, Aisne 1914, La Bassée 1914, Armentières 1914, Ypres 1915 '17, Gravenstafel, St. Julien, Frezenberg, Bellewaarde, Hooge 1915, Mount Sorrel, Somme 1916 '18, Delville Wood, Guillemont, Flers Courcelette, Morval, Le Transloy, Ancre 1916, Bapaume 1917 '18, Arras 1917, Vimy 1917, Scarpe 1917, Arleux, Langemarck 1917, Menin Road, Polygon Wood, Broodseinde, Poelcappelle, Passchendaele, Cambrai 1917 '18, St. Quentin, Rosières, Lys, Estaires, Hazebrouck, Albert 1918, Hindenburg Line, Havrincourt, Canal du Nord, Selle, Sambre, France and Flanders 1914-18, Italy 1917-18, Struma, Doiran 1917 '18, Macedonia 1915-18, Gaza, Nebi Samwil, Jerusalem, Tell 'Asur, Megiddo, Sharon, Palestine 1917-18, Aden

Second World War:  Defence of Escaut, Cheux, Hill 112, Mont Pincon, Noireau Crossing, Nederrijn, Opheuseen, Geilenkirchen, Rhineland, Goch, Rhine, North-West Europe 1940 '44-45, Gazala, Medjez Plain, Si Abdallah, North Africa 1942-43, Cassino II, Trasimene Line, Advance to Florence, Incontro, Rimini Line, Italy 1944-45

4th, 5th Battalions:  South Africa 1900-01

1. awarded 1909 for service of 32nd Regiment.
2.  awarded 1882 for service of 32nd Regiment.
3. awarded 1909 for service of 46th Regiment.

Colours, by Michael S.Young et al. (British Light Infantry Regiments)
   
Badges:  
Uniform: scarlet; facings: white; piping: white
  • Uniforms, by Michael S.Young et al. (British Light Infantry Regiments)
   
   
     
   
1919.06.02 F.M. HM King Edward VIII
1881 [1st Bn:] Gen. Sir William Jones, GCB
1881 [2nd Bn:] Gen. Charles Stuart
1890.04.08 Gen. John Thomas Hill
1902.04.16 Lt-Gen. Granville George Chetwynd-Stapylton
1915.04.28 Lt-Gen. Sir Reginald Pole-Carew, KCB, CVO
1923.05.12 Lt-Gen. Sir Harold Bridgwood Walker, KCB, KCMG, DSO
1932.04.26 Brig-Gen. Martin Newman Turner, CB, CMG, CBE
1935.06.29 Gen. Sir Walter King Venning, GCB, CMG, CBE, MC
1947.01.17 Gen. Sir Daril Gerard Watson, GCB, GBE, MC
1953.10.18 Maj-Gen. Vyvyan Evelegh, CB, DSO, OBE
1958.08.27 Maj-Gen. Robert Burrell Frederick Kinglake Goldsmith, CB, CBE

Victoria Crosses, by Mike Chapman (VC Reference).
VCs in the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry Regimental Museum, by Iain Stewart.
Boer War Honour Roll, by Michael S.Young et al. (British Light Infantry Regiments)
CANLOAN Roster, Second World War, by Michael S.Young et al. (British Light Infantry Regiments)
Roll of Honour, World War 2, by Michael S.Young et al. (British Light Infantry Regiments)
 
Motto: One and all
Nicknames:
Anniversaries:
Freedoms: Truro (11 June 1946), Bodmin (28 July 1946)
Marches:  
Musicians:
  • Band History, by Gordon Turner and Alwyn W. Turner (Droit Music Ltd)
  • Bandmasters, by Gordon Turner and Alwyn W. Turner (Droit Music Ltd)
  • Regimental March , by Michael S.Young et al. (British Light Infantry Regiments)
Miscellaneous Tradition Links:

The Battleford Light Infantry

-1936
1946-1955
1st Battalion, The North Saskatchewan Regiment (Prince Albert and Battleford Volunteers)
1955-1959
46th Battalion (The Brighton Rifles)
1934-1951
1932-1959
The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry Regimental Museum, Bodmin (Army Museums Ogilby Trust)
The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry Regimental Museum, Bodmin, by Henrik Teller (Simonides listing).
Regimental Chapel, Bodmin, by Michael S.Young et al. (British Light Infantry Regiments)
Regimental Journal:
One and all.
Full Histories:
 
Short Histories:
White, Hugo.  The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry.  Tempus  (Images of England)
 

Militia:

 

Territorials/Volunteers:

 

First World War:

 

Second World War:

 
Links:
Bibliography, by Michael S.Young et al. (British Light Infantry Regiments)