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New Forest Walking Festival 2019: Indian Forces in the Forest

New Forest National Park Authority

Saturday, 12 October 2019 from 10:00 to 15:00 (BST)

New Walking Festival 2019: Indian Forces in the Forest...

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Adult Ended £5.00 £0.98

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This walk will explore the locations linked with the Indian service men who served during the First World War and their legacy on this small New Forest town. The walk will take in a selection of important locations, including the location of where the hospital once stood and surviving memorials.

When war broke out in 1914, Brockenhurst was selected as the location for one of the vast temporary military hospitals which were established to treat injured service personnel. Brockenhurst’s proximity and railway links to the port of Southampton meant it was ideally situated to receive wounded soldiers transported to the UK from the Western Front for treatment and rehabilitation. From the outbreak of war until the end of 1915 it was home to The Lady Hardinge Hospital for Wounded Indian Soldiers, treating men from the 3rd (Lahore) and 7th (Meerut) Divisions of the Indian Army Corps, which had been brought to Europe to fight in France and Flanders with the British Expeditionary Force. Almost 3,000 Indian soldiers were treated in Brockenhurst before the Corps was posted to Egypt in November 1915.

Date: Saturday 12 October 

Location: Brockenhurst Train Station, southern car park, Station Approach, Brockenhurst SO42 7TW

Time: 10am - 12.30pm 

Length: 2 miles

Price: £5

If you have any questions about this walk please email walking@newforestnpa.gov.uk or ring 01590 646600

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When & Where


Brockenhurst Train Station
Station Approach
SO42 7TW Brockenhurst
United Kingdom

Saturday, 12 October 2019 from 10:00 to 15:00 (BST)


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New Forest National Park Authority

The New Forest was designated a national park in 2005 to give this outstanding landscape the highest level of protection and to preserve it for the nation to enjoy for generations to come.

Find out about our worldwide national park family, how the New Forest National Park Authority operates and is governed, our current work and plans for the future by visiting our website at www.newforestnpa.gov.uk.

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