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Hero Horse No 24 – Vonolel The Reliable

We start the New Year with the latest addition in our search to find one hundred hero horses. Vonolel, a nimble grey Arab horse, purchased in Bombay by Field Marshal Lord Roberts who bought his trusty steed while he was still a major soon after the Lushai Expedition of 1871-1872. During which he defeated the […]

Poppy makes top world class monuments list

Some great news to start 2021… Poppy our magnificent War Horse has made it into the top 16 interesting facts about memorials worldwide. How amazing is that? Writer Mallory Weiler who has complied the list for Ranker Insights has cited Poppy as interesting fact number 12 and links back to our website so that the […]

Looking forward to 2021

It’s been a challenging time for us all but as we say goodbye to 2020 let’s look forward to the coming months when, hopefully, we can get back to a new normal. Our attention at War Horse Memorial is focussed on raising greater awareness and fundraising opportunities for the good causes we have chosen to […]

Colin Thackery to open the show

Who better to open our Christmas Concert on Sunday December 20 than the wonderful Colin Thackery. We have two songs from the Chelsea pensioner who won the hearts of the nation as last year’s Britain’s Got Talent winner, and his beautiful performance is guaranteed to get us in the festive spirit Colin, like all those […]

A Month to Remember

November is almost over and all through the month Brandon Dodsworth has been fundraising for the Poppy Appeal. His project has focussed on the sacrifice of men and women in war. But in this video – which he has shared with War Horse Memorial – and special message, he remembers particularly the horses who also […]

Keyham Lodge School

Students at Keyham Lodge School in Leicester have written to tell us of their love for their ponies and how they now have a better understanding of the role horses, mules and donkeys have played in war, and the meaning of the purple poppy… Staff member, Joanne Wilson says : “We have two ponies Fly […]

Hero Horse No 21 – Mull 1996- 2020

In his time with Police Scotland, Mull was highly renowned for his confidence in crowds. This calm, yet confident, demeanour led to him being used at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014, where he provided crowd control services and was on hand to police any emergencies, should they have arisen. Over the course of […]

Colin Thackery and the D-Day Juniors

War Horse Memorial Ambassador, Colin Thackery, has joined forces with Britain’s Got Talent favourites the D-Day Juniors, who featured in this year’s series of the popular talent show – and got unanimous support from the judges. The collaboration features on a Remembrance- themed single, ‘Salute My Hero’ released this week. Colin, who was Britain’s Got […]

Why remembering matters

The Animals In War Memorial, in London’s Hyde Park is a powerful and moving tribute to all the animals that served, suffered and died alongside the British, Commonwealth and Allied forces in the wars and conflicts of the 20th century. These armies enlisted many millions of animals to serve and often die alongside the soldiers. […]

Reflecting on Animals in War

We asked for your photos of how you have been remembering the service and sacrifice of animals in war and you haven’t disappointed … these images come from our wonderful supporters in Hampshire, Surrey, London, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, the Cotswolds and Windsor. It seems that all across the country kind-hearted folk have wanted to reflect […]

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