Bodmin in Cornwall County, England, United Kingdom
Bodmin Militia Stores Keep
In 1859, because of the aggressive foreign policy pursued by Napoleon III, Britain felt herself under threat of invasion by France. This keep was built in that year, on land donated by the Town of Bodmin, as a militia stores, designed to hold stocks of weapons and equipment required for the rapid mobilization of the Royal Cornwall Militia.
In 1881 as a result of a radical reorganisation of the British infantry the Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry was formed from an amalgamation of the 32nd (Cornwall) Light Infantry and the 46th (South Devonshire) Regiment of Foot. This new regiment consisted of two regular battalions, a militia battalion, two volunteer battalions and a depot.
The old militia keep was incorporated into a much larger depot barracks built behind it. For the next 87 years this was the home of the D.C.L.I., and virtually every officer and soldier passed through its gates.
Location. 50° 27.918′ N, 4° 42.911′ W. Marker is in Bodmin, England, in Cornwall County. Marker is on St Nicholas Street (England Route B3268) just from Castle Canyke Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located on Cornwall’s Regimental Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Bodmin, England PL31 1EG, United Kingdom.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are U.S. Army 29th Infantry Division Memorial (here, next to this marker); RAF Linguists Association (a few steps from this marker); Duke of Cornwall Light Infantry Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Bodmin War Memorial (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Bodmin Beacon (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); The Trafalgar Way (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Sir Arthur Quiller Couch House (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); St Breward War Memorial (approx. 11.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bodmin.
Also see . . . Cornwall’s Regimental Museum. (Submitted on October 4, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 4, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 4, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 42 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 4, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.