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H G Lambert      a soldier with the Chindits

Tiger's Memorial

Memorial to The Royal Leicestershire Regiment
Royal Tigers Wood, Bagworth Wood, Leicestershire

photo courtesy of Beryl Dale, widow of former Tiger, Norman Dale.


There are 4 main memorials to the men of the Royal Leicestershire Regiment,

Royal Tigers Wood

The photograph above shows the newest memorial to all those who served in the Leicestershire Regiment. It is situated in Royal Tigers Wood, within Bagworth Heath Wood, some 8 miles to the north of Leicester. The wood contains trees from many of the countries the Tigers saw service in. Both the trees and the Memorial Stone were financed through donations

The photograph was supplied by Beryl Dale, the widow of old tiger Norman Dale (No. 4862702). Beryl is an active member of the Burma Star Association and of the Friends of the Burma Star, and has been very helpful in providing material for this web site.

For a larger image of the memorial, click here

Leicester Cathedral

The former St. Georges Chapel was reconstructed in 1921 and contains memorials to the men of the Royal Leicestershire Regiment. The battle honours of the Regiment and the names of those killed in the Crimean, South African and two World Wars are recorded and remembered.

Leicester Cathedral
The Cathedral Centre
21 St. Martin's, Leicester. LE1 5DE

Leicester War Memorial

Situated in Victoria Park, Leicester, the War memorial was unveiled in 1925 to commemorate the dead of the First world war.
This impressive monument, designed by Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens, is approached via a formal avenue. On the memorial gates, there is a memorial plaque to the Leicestershire Regiment.

Under the Regimental Badge, the plaque reads:

"In grateful memory of the service and sacrifice of all ranks the Royal Leicestershire Regiment (17th foot) 1688 -1964"

Leicestershire Regimental Museum

An appeal is currently under way to raise funds for a new Regimental Museum Gallery, at the Newarke House Museum, in the centre of Leicester. (See Museum page)

Until the opening of the new Gallery, a small display is available at:

The Royal Leicestershire Regiment Museum
Royal Tiger's Gallery
New Walk Museum
53 New Walk
Leicester
Leicestershire
LE1 7EA

Tel: 0116 255 4100