World War One

Important Announcement – Update!

Plans for our virtual concert on Monday, June 8 are coming together nicely, and we can report three more celebrity musicians have joined the line up …We are delighted to announce that Captain Gary Chilton, Colin Roy and Major Craig Hallatt have volunteered their services in support of our 2020 appeal launch. Captain Gary Chilton […]

Hero Horse No 7 – Songster

Mary Baird who has nominated him says where Songster – a handsome chestnut horse – came from no one appears to know. He was mobilised with other horses in Loughborough Market on August 4, 1914, and taken to France with The Prince Albert’s Own Yeomanry in November that year, with Trooper Bert Main in the […]

Anniversary Charity Ball

Anniversary Charity Ball. Saturday, June 8, 2019. It was a night of high glitz and glamour with stellar musical performances, a chance to celebrate the last 12 exciting months and share with old and new friends what’s in store for War Horse Memorial and the purple poppy in the year ahead. We’d like to thank Paul […]

Royal Artillery Assembly

Royal Artillery Assembly. Blackpool May 17-19, 2019. More than 400 Gunners – retired and serving – gathered in Blackpool for their yearly Assembly and AGM, and we were privileged to be invited as guests of the Master Gunner, Lt Gen Sir Andrew Gregory KBE CB and Major General David Cullen CB OBE to give a […]

Anniversary Charity Ball

War Horse Memorial Anniversary Charity Ball Ascot Racecourse, Saturday 8 June 2019. Dear Friends and Supporters, Please put June 8 in your diaries and join us at the inaugural Anniversary Charity Ball in The Pavilions, Ascot Racecourse to celebrate the first anniversary of War Horse Memorials unveiling and the launch of the 2019 Purple Poppy […]

blackie

Blackie Grave of faithful WWI horse Blackie to form centrepiece of housing development. Wonderful piece in the Telegraph (Fri 16th March) by Patrick Sawer, senior news reporter and Lynne Wallis highlighting the story of World War One war horse Blackie. The piece highlights how 20 year old Lieutenant Leonard Comer Wall requested that should he […]

LEST WE FORGET – THEY ALSO SERVED

LEST WE FORGET – THEY ALSO SERVED. All over the UK and the Commonwealth events have been taking place this week to commemorate the Armistice and the end of WW1. For the first time many schools, offices, churches, organisations and hospitals are recognising and remembering the role animals played in supporting the soldiers. During the […]

Philip Hoare article

Guardian article. The animal victims of the first world war are a stain on our conscience. by Philip Hoare. The below article by Philip Hoare was published in The Guardian this week. The animal victims of the first world war are a stain on our conscience. Sixteen million animals served between 1914-18, with a huge […]

National Purple Poppy Day

National Purple Poppy Day. Thursday August 23rd, 2018. It’s countdown week to the first National Purple Poppy Day on Thursday ( August 23, 2018) and hundreds of people have been generous enough to buy and sell our pin badges and wristbands to support our fundraising for military and equine charities. Please don’t forget to send […]

Maloney’s Budgens of Ascot

Maloney’s Budgens of Ascot. Local shop first to support War Horse Memorial. Maloney’s Budgens of Ascot has become the first supermarket in the UK to sell purple poppy badges to support a national appeal to raise funds for equine and military charities. The Purple Poppy Appeal follows on from the unveiling of the War Horse […]

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