6th, 8th & 9th Battalions DLI Warlencourt Cross

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Reference WMO/268846

Address:

Durham Cathedral

The College

Durham

Durham

DH1 3EH

England

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Status: On subsequent site(s)
Type: Freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Battlefield (wooden) cross
Materials:
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Painted
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Cross. It has floriated ends at the top and ends of cross piece. It stands on a three tier platform. On the cross piece is the regimental badge, with the dedication below. The dedication is carried on the front of the top platform, and details of the erection are carried on the front of the middle platform.
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Wheel Cross "Dulce et Decorum est Pro Patria Mori" / IN MEMORY OF / THE GALLANT OFFICERS, NCO AND MEN OF / THE 6TH 8TH & 9TH BATTALIONS / THE DURHAM LIGHT INFANTRY / WHO FELL IN AN ATTACK ON THE BUTTE DE WARLENCOURT / AND SURROUNDING TRENCHES ON NOV 5TH & 6TH 1916. Base ERECTED IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE BY / THEIR FRIENDS WHO FOUGHT WITH THEM AND / WHO WILL EVER KEEP THEIR / MEMORY GREEN Plaque REMNANTS OF THE COLOURS OF / 68th Regiment 1778 - 1825, 68th Light Infantry 1857 - 1888 / 106th Light Infantry/2nd Bn Durham Light Infantry 1874 -1912 / 1st Bn Durham Light Infantry 1889-1911 & 1911-1949 / 2nd Bn Durham Light Infantry 1912-1950 / LAID UP BENEATH THE WARLENCOURT CROSS / Dedicated 8 September 2002

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