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Vicksburg Monument
Vicksburg Monument

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

Monument to Camp Cable dog mascot "Vicksburg" who was killed in a road accident at Southport.

Vicksburg was an American dog of mixed lineage but resembling a basset hound. When the monument was first erected it contained a photograph of `Vicki`, the dog, but vandals stole this as well as the brass plates on one of the other monuments in the 1960s.

The vandalism caused local outrage and following the recovery of one of the brass plates a rededication ceremony was held on 1 September 1968.

Note: As of 2012, the Camp Cable Memorials were removed from their original site to Logan Village RSL, 82 Quinzeh Creek Road, Logan Village to make way for development roadworks. 

Location

Address:82 Quinzeh Creek Road , Logan Village RSL, Logan Village, 4207
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.766826
Long: 153.116537
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Animals
Actual Event STart Date:08-October-1944
Actual Event End Date:08-October-1944
Link:http://www.qldwarmemorials.com.au/P…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 1st September, 1968
Front Inscription

     In Loving Memory
             Of  
     VICKSBURG
       (Mascot)
 A. Battery 120 F.A. 32 Division
         U.S.A.
Born Vicksburg, Mississippi
        Aug 1940.
Killed Southport QLD
     8th Oct 1944.

Source: MIV,NRUM,QWMR,MA
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