On the site of the old Lyndhurst Race Course a camp was established for the 7th Division to form up before leaving for France via Southampton. The site of the old Race Course is now Lyndhurst golf course. This is one of a number of camp areas around Lyndhurst, in addition there were also training areas, see Lyndhurst Training Areas A, B and C.
After the 7th Division had left for France Indian troops, some camped near Ashurst, took over the camp.
There is also the possibility that this site was used during WWII as a tank training area (1939), but this is unconfirmed.