Colonel Andy Taylor OBE DL, the curator of the Herefordshire Light infantry Museum at Suvla Barracks in Hereford, gave me a private presentation of the history of the Herefordshire regiments in their various guises since the middle of the 19th Century to the present day. The museum is packed with uniforms, medals, letters, dispatches, war trophies, decommissioned small-arms, photographs and other souvenirs telling the story of volunteers mostly from Herefordshire but from neighbouring counties too, who fought bravely for their country. Many have descendants who live in the county today.
It is a very important part of the County History. In particular, during the First World War, the 1ooth anniversary of the end of which we are celebrating this year, had a profound and traumatic effect on the County.
I hope that the Herefordshire Shrievalty will always support enthusiastically this memorial to bravery, dedication to country and freedom.
The web-site has lots of interesting information. Here is a link