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Remembrance Bench

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In the courtyard of the Great Hall, the remains of the Winchester castle. Monument Winchester was a major transit location for troops destined for the Western Front during WWI.  Up to 50,000 troops were accomodated in barracks built on Morn Hill (while the population of Winchester was 20,000.)  The Morn Hill Remembrance Bench was unveiled by HRH the Duke of Gloucester on 23 Jun 2014.  It is a  stone sculpture by Simon Smith of a soldier's kit laid on the bench.  Among others, it honors the estimated 700,000 US doughboys that went through Winchester during the war. 

Monument Text:




United States Army



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