Hundreds gathered at Elmfield Park, Doncaster, today for the unveiling of the memorial to the Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.
Former soldiers from the regiment mingled with current troops from The Rifles, the regiment which the KOYLI was later absorbed into it, as the memorial was unveiled by Brigadier Roger Preston.
Major Preston paid tribute to those who had contributed to the £120,000 cost of the memorial, which has been met by donors including former soldiers.
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The Doncaster Free Press campaigned in support of the memorial and helped raise the cost.
Event the Norwegian Government donated, in recognition of the regiment's efforts to liberate the country in World War Two.
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The KOYLI regimental association decided to put the memorial in Donaster because the town had a strong connection with it, and is home to the regimental museum. During World War One, two of the regiment's battalions were raised entirely in Donaster, and another mostly raised in the borough.
Fifth battalion presented its colours to Doncaster for safe keeping.