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A Wonderful little WW1 Story. 13 Apr 2019 21:47 #1

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A cutting, last Saturday, from a National newspaper. The New-plaque dedicated yesterday, Friday 12-04-2019. The former Stable where Nancy was kept. The now Re-named ; Fields End, Farm house,The Sherperd's Hut Pub and the 500 yard lane walk back to her stable.
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A Wonderful little WW1 Story. 13 Apr 2019 22:11 #2

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The Dead got memorials, The living got time.

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A Wonderful little WW1 Story. 14 Apr 2019 10:28 #3

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I read about a soldier also from this regiment who after wwi bought his horse from the army, it cost him £50.
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A Wonderful little WW1 Story. 14 Apr 2019 14:53 #4

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Thanks Canberra, £50.0.0 was a lot of money in those times. Hope the horse lived a long peaceful life ? We called at the Fields End Farmhouse to ask if they knew exactly where Nancy was buried.? As it was these people who organised this memorial board for Nancy they would also like to know of the location.. About 50 people attended this dedication we were told.
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A Wonderful little WW1 Story. 14 Apr 2019 15:02 #5

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The Memorial, Stable and front of the former Lower Farm House. First photograph.
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A Wonderful little WW1 Story. 15 Apr 2019 09:34 #6

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The horse was called Billy and according to the chap who bought him he did indeed live a long life. And correct me if Im wrong but Winston Churchill was an officer in this regiment, and he may even have been a Squadron Commander.
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A Wonderful little WW1 Story. 15 Apr 2019 17:44 #7

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Thanks for that interesting information Canberra, good to know.
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A Wonderful little WW1 Story. 16 Apr 2019 09:29 #8

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And I must admit I thought Warrior was the only horse that went through wwi unscathed, and did Sgt Orpwood get an allowance for using his own horse?
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A Wonderful little WW1 Story. 16 Apr 2019 10:48 #9

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Ive checked on Wiki and Winston Churchill joined the regiment as a captain in 1902, his brother Jack served in the regiment in wwi. And at Churchils command the regiment paraded ahead of his coffin at his funeral.
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A Wonderful little WW1 Story. 21 Apr 2019 20:48 #10

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canberra wrote: And I must admit I thought Warrior was the only horse that went through wwi unscathed, and did Sgt Orpwood get an allowance for using his own horse?


I doubt very-much that he did !!
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