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War Animals Plaque Unveiling : 31-10-2013
War Animals Plaque Unveiling : 31-10-2013
Photographs supplied by Nigel Allsop, President of the Australian War Animal Memorial Organisation

The laque commemorates all animals who were lost in war. The school is the first school in Australia to have a plaque dedicated solely to animals lost in war.

Students from the school asked their principal how they could honour war heroes as a large percentage of students are dependents of soldiers from the near by Enoggera military camp. Brigadier Greg Bilton  CSC, ADC 7th Brigade-Enoggera,  unveiled the plaque situated in the school grounds.

The President of the Australian War Animal Memorial Organisation, Nigel Allsopp, arranged the plaque and animals for the day whilst the school staff arranged the event.  Animals attending included a heavy horse, 3x Light horsemen, 2 x Donkeys, 3 x RAAF military working dogs and 3x Explosive detection dogs from the army engineers- 2 CER.

Animals have played a very significant role in assisting our defence forces over the years and the memorial plaque is to show support for the many dogs, horses, mules, donkeys, camels and pigeons who have bravely served Australia. The recognition of animals in war is not new as three pigeons had been awarded the Dickins Medal – the equivalent of a Victoria Cross – in World War One and a British mine detection dog in Afghanistan has also received the same award.


Address:Marylin Terrace, Eatons Hill Primary School, Eatons Hill , 4037
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.335432
Long: 152.956163
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 31st October, 2013
Front Inscription

Dedicated to all war animals 

They also served

Lest We Forget

Source: AWA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au