Weʼve raised £1,032 to Install one memorial on the Somme and a twinned one in Durham to the DLI Pals regiment who fought and died in the Battle of the Somme 1916.
- Durham, United Kingdom
- Funded on Sunday, 24th July 2016
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This year, as we mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, we are looking to install a battlefield memorial to the DLI Pals both out in the Somme region of France and here in Durham.
The Pals regiments were made up of ordinary men, from towns and villages across County Durham, who rallied together to go out to the front line and stand side-by-side with their military counterparts. Local people raised the money to send these brave men out into battle, but paid the ultimate price when hundreds of them were killed and whole communities were decimated as a result.
Other Pals regiments from around the country, who fought alongside our DLI Pals, have individual memorials out in the Somme but the Durham boys have nothing to mark their sacrifice and we are striving to correct that.
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Jul 22, 2016
You shall always be proudly remembered for the sacrifices you made for us.
Jul 17, 2016
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Jul 11, 2016
I only recently discovered that my grandad was a Durham Pal. He had been a miner and died at the Somme.
Jul 10, 2016
Old soldiers never die. They just go to sleep
Jul 9, 2016
DCC should be contributing 100% of the costs, but never mind......however I am still proud to be contributing as I find the fact that there is no memorial for the DLI on the Somme quite upsetting!
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