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Memorial details

Memorial type
Stone of remembrance
District
Southampton
Town
Southampton
County
Hampshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Animal Memorials
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
21626
Current location

100m from Club House
towards the first tee
Southampton Golf Club
Golf Course Road
Southampton
Southampton
Hampshire
SO16 7LR
England

OS Grid Ref: SU 41324 16602
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Plain stone upright tablet set within a fenced garden area. Flower beds surround the memorial
Inscription
WARRIOR / WARRIOR/ DIED 22ND AUGUST 1935, AGED 26 YEARS. / THIS WHITE GELDING, 16 HANDS, / SERVED WITH THE OLD CONTEMPTIBLES / IN FRANCE FROM 1914 TO THE END OF / THE WAR. HE TOOK PART IN THE RETREAT / FROM MONS AND WAS WOUNDED IN / THE ADVANCE ON THE AISNE. AFTER / THE SHRAPNEL HAD BEEN EXTRACTED / HE RETURNED TO DUTY AND DID / SERVICE IN SEVERAL FURTHER ACTIONS / UNTIL THE ARMISTICE. / HE WAS PURCHASED BY MISS / HILDA MOORE AND PRESENTED BY / HER TO THE TOWN. / HE AT ONCE ASSUMED THE CHIEF / POSITION IN THE POLICE STUD AND / BECAME HONOURED AND LOVED BY / ALL, NOT ONLY FOR HIS FAMOUS / WAR RECORD, BUT ALSO FOR HIS / EFFICIENCY, INTELLIGENCE, GENTLENESS / AND NOBLE CHARACTER.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Warrior
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Commemorations
  • Animal Memorials
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 1
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Name, date of death and age, colour and height, war service record, civic police record, character
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Memorial
    Measurements: depth 530MM, height 1140MM, width 920MM
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Hampshire Advertiser 24/5/1919 (page 10) reported the presentation by Miss Hilda Moore of a grey gelding to the City. The former war horse was to be used by the Mounted Police.
  • Portsmouth Evening News 26/8/1935 (page 9) printed an obituary for Warrior, who it described as a hero of the war who had become the "pride and pet" of Southampton Police Force.
  • Hampshire Telegraph 23/8/1935 (page 4) reported that Warrior had died the previous day at the stables at Southampton Police Court. His obituary gave details of his war service, including mention of surgery after the Battle of Mons to remove pieces of shrapnel from near his heart. The report stated that Warrior's hooves were to be mounted and presented to Southampton Ex-Servicemen's Association "which recently presented him with its badge".

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