WW1: Handmade Tribute to the Fallen Soldiers of the DCLI

WW1: Handmade Tribute to the Fallen Soldiers of the DCLI
Cornwalls Regimental Museum

When: 11 November 2018
Where: Cornwall's Regimental Museum, The Keep, Bodmin, PL31 1EG
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
Cost: Usual Entry Rates Apply
Suitable for: Any age

Can you help us to create a handmade tribute to the soldiers of the Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry who died in the First World War?

4,282 soldiers of the DCLI were killed during the First World War. We aim to commemorate each and every one of them with a handmade poppy.  For this project we will need 4,282 knitted, crocheted, felted or stitched poppies to be part of our museum exhibition in November of 2018. Anyone making poppies for us is very welcome to dedicate them to a DCLI soldier and we will record the dedications in our exhibition. If you’d like to donate more than one poppy we would be extremely grateful.

For guidelines, patterns or helpful hints please visit our website, here.  


Once your poppies are complete, please send or deliver poppies, along with your name and any dedications, to:

Cornwall’s regimental museum
The Keep
Bodmin
PL31 1EG

If you’d like to arrange for your knitting or sewing circle, or group of craft enthusiasts to come to the museum we would love to have you! Just get in touch to find out more.

If you are interested in finding out about a relative who served in the DCLI or LI, please have a look at our Research Page.

Click here to Visit Website

Exhibition Gallery

Some handmade poppies sent in with an Image of Private Harry Hooper, DCLI, killed in the First World War.

Exhibitions & Projects

  • Great War Exhibition

    Great War Exhibition

    St Agnes Museum

    18 April 2014 to 31 October 2018

    View details

  • First World War: Conflicting Memories

    First World War: Conflicting Memories

    Perranzabuloe Museum in Perranporth

    29 March 2018 to 31 October 2018

    View details

  • In Sickness and in Health

    In Sickness and in Health

    Liskeard and District Museum

    12 February 2018 to 31 October 2018

    View details

  • Toys!

    Toys!

    Liskeard and District Museum

    12 February 2018 to 31 October 2018

    View details

  • Falmouth Alumni: 1950 1970

    Falmouth Alumni: 1950 1970

    Falmouth Art Gallery

    15 September 2018 to 10 November 2018

    View details

  • World War One

    World War One

    15 April 2015 to 11 November 2018

    View details

  • WW1: Handmade Tribute to the Fallen Soldiers of the DCLI

    WW1: Handmade Tribute to the Fallen Soldiers of the DCLI

    Cornwalls Regimental Museum

    11 November 2018

    View details

  • Clementina van der Walt: Exhibition Solo Show

    Clementina van der Walt: Exhibition Solo Show

    Leach Pottery

    13 October 2018 to 02 December 2018

    View details

  • Matthew Foster: An Apprenticeshipw

    Matthew Foster: An Apprenticeshipw

    Leach Pottery

    13 October 2018 to 02 December 2018

    View details

  • Cornish Art and Artists

    Cornish Art and Artists

    Newquay Heritage Archive and Museum

    06 June 2018 to 31 December 2018

    View details

  • Handmade Poppy Tribute

    Handmade Poppy Tribute

    Cornwalls Regimental Museum

    04 November 2018 to 31 December 2018

    View details

  • Nashashibi  Skaer

    Nashashibi Skaer

    Tate St Ives

    20 October 2018 to 06 January 2019

    View details

  • celebrating 10 Years

    celebrating 10 Years

    Leach Pottery

    24 March 2018 to 24 March 2019

    View details