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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 […]

Let’s not forget the Animals

From all corners of the country… from Aberdeen to Torbay, from Tarporley to Canterbury – and towns and villages in between – you have been showing your respect for animals in war and support for animals in need by wearing your purple poppies, and by decorating school halls, church memorials and shop windows. Despite these […]

Rupert: Helping Ricky to heal after loss of Reiver

Meet Rupert a gentle giant of a horse who is helping Ricky Fenwick get over the brutal loss of his best friend in June… Rarely does a story touch so many lives on social media as the story of Reiver, a dark bay 16-hand mare and Ricky, an Army veteran… theirs was a story of […]

Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre

We are delighted to announce that War Horse Memorial has agreed partnership working with Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre, in Cheshire, home of the internationally renowned Cotebrook Shire Horse Stud. The Shire breed was established in the mid-eighteenth century, although its origins are much older. Historians tell us that Shire horses were essential to the success […]

News from Down Under

It is with great pleasure that we are able to announce that this coming weekend, thanks to the support of our Commonwealth Ambassador Nigel Allsopp and his team at AWAMO (Australian War Animal Memorial Organisation), the New Zealand War Dog Memorial will be opened in the USA at the world’s largest cemetery memorial for military […]

Ambassador Dr Susan Tresman PhD, BSc, PGCE

Delighted to introduce Dr Susan Tresman, our Ambassador for Surrey, who has a long and illustrious career in the worlds of charity and higher education, culminating in Senior Lecturer in Science Education and Programme Director of the Student Retention Programme and MSc in Science, and CEO of the British Dyslexia Association and the Grafham Grange […]

Hero Horse No 20 – Sir Briggs

‘Briggs‘ was a survivor of the famous Charge of the Light Brigade at the Battle of Balaklava on 25 October 1854 and the real life War Horse that helped inspire Tennyson’s epic and enigmatic poem Charge of the Light Brigade. He has been nominated by Davy Russell, who lives in Builth Wells, in Breconshire. A […]

Ambassador Michael Thompson

We are delighted to introduce Michael Thompson, someone who is a staunch supporter of War Horse Memorial and a true friend. Michael regularly fundraises for us, attends our events and is our benefactor, supporting the upkeep and maintenance of our Area of Reflection across from Poppy our War Horse, in Ascot. This is his story… […]

Ambassador Simon Greaves

Introducing Simon Greaves, who is our valued War Horse Ambassador for North Hampshire. Now retired, Simon’s working life was in construction where he progressed to become a senior project manager and bid manager. He says : “My passion to give something back to the community first surfaced while spearheading my then employers community engagement programme. […]

Sarah our volunteer Ambassador for Devon

We at War Horse Memorial are delighted to announce that Sarah Lockton of Funeral Partners – the third largest funeral services provider in the UK – has agreed to join our growing army of volunteer ambassadors to honour the service of animals in war and support animals in need. Despite COVID-19 restrictions Sarah, who is […]

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