War Horses Memorial
Public Art : War Horses Memorial (also known as War
Sculptor/Architect : unknown
Description: It seems only fitting that a granite
horse trough be chosen as a tribute to the nearly million horses that died on the war fields during World War
"He gains no cross as a soldier may
No medals for the many risks he runs;
He only in his puzzled patient way,
Sticks to his guns"
Date Unveiled: The tribute to the War Horses was
orginally unveiled in 1926 on St Kilda Road but was moved in 1987 to its present position near the Shrine of
Funded by : The trough was erected by the Purple
Cross Society of Victoria, a group concerned with the welfare of horses in war.
Location: Originally located on St Kilda Road the
granite horse trough now can be found at the Shrine of Remembrance in Kings Domain, Melbourne, Australia.