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Canadian War Memorial in the New Forest, Hampshire

On a narrow side road through the New Forest and tucked away in the treeline, is a simple looking wooden cross, backed by a Canadian flag and surrounded by weatherworn photos and poems. It stands as a poignant memorial to the Canadian troops who were stationed in the New Forest during the build up to D-Day, many of whom lost their lives on that day and the subsequent months.

The Canadians in the New Forest, Hampshire

The Chapel Becomes a Memorial

Visiting the Canadian War Memorial

When visiting the memorial, the best place to park is at the Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary, at which there is plenty of free parking. From there it is a ten minute walk to the memorial through a beautiful part of the New Forest.


There are public toilets at the Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary, and many places around and about to picnic. The nearest town in Lyndhurst, which has the usual small town selection of shops, cafés and pubs.

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Sarah Nash

Sarah has a Bachelors degree in Philosophy and a Masters degree in Archaeology. Besides an interest in archaeology and history, Sarah is also a travel obsessed bookworm. Given her aim to get her children to be equally interested in history and travel, Sarah started our History with Kids series of articles. Sarah has also written about places and museums to visit in Salisbury and London.

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