Watch the unveiling of the new Doncaster memorial to Yorkshire's war heroes

Hundreds gathered at Elmfield Park, Doncaster, today for the unveiling of the memorial to the Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 01 August, 2018, 16:30

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.

The unveiling of the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Memorial at Elmfield Park.

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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Event the Norwegian Government donated, in recognition of the regiment's efforts to liberate the country in World War Two.

Fifth battalion presented its colours to Doncaster for safe keeping.