Welcome to The Durham Light Infantry’s medal collection - Local Heroes.
Using these web pages will enable you to discover a superb collection of over 3,000
medals awarded to over 1,000 men who served in one of the finest County Regiments
– The Durham Light Infantry.
Here you will find the medals of Durham soldiers who fought in the Regiment from
the Peninsular War battles against Napoleon two hundred years ago to the last campaign
in Borneo in 1966.
And here you will find medals ranging from the highest gallantry award – the Victoria
Cross – to local medals presented to DLI soldiers by the grateful people of Sedgefield
All of these medals are now on display in the DLI Museum’s Medal Room. Originally
opened in 1988, this Medal Room has now, thanks to the generosity of the Heritage
Lottery Fund and the Trustees of the DLI Museum, been completely redisplayed and
these web pages created.