This moving statue stands in Romsey Memorial Park, and is probably the only statue in the world commemorating horses in the service of war.
The statue commemorates the role of Romsey in the First World War when the Romsey Remount Depot stood on Pauncefoot Hill to the south-west of the town. Here horses from England, Ireland, and the USA trained for military duties, before being shipped to France from Southampton.
After the war, the depot buildings were demolished and the materials used as hardcore to raise the ground upon which the park was created. Under the footings of the War Horse statue, four horseshoes found on the battlefields of France, a Remount Depot Cap badge and two terracotta horses made by local school children, are buried.
The statue is made of bronze resin, and was sculpted by local artist, Amy Goodman. It was unveiled by HRH The Princess Royal in July 2015 to mark the centenary of the opening of the Romsey Remount Depot.
For further information visit www.ltvas.org.uk/romsey-war-horse
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