War horse: 'Indomitable' horse Songster to get new cross

War horse: 'Indomitable' horse Songster to get new cross
 

A cross is to be rededicated to a Leicestershire regiment's horse that served in World War One.
Songster was sent to France in 1914 and returned home five years later to be cared for by Sgt Major Harry Poole on a farm.
The war horse with an "indomitable spirit" became a local celebrity. He died at the age of 40 in 1940.
About eight million mules and horses died in the war and thousands more were slaughtered at the war's end.
Mary Baird, co-organiser of the rededication ceremony on Sunday, said Songster was one of a handful of horses to return home in 1919.
She said most were... read more

 
3 June 2018 in Regional, Views: 71
Source: BBC
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