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Photographs supplied by Nigel Allsop, President of the Australian War Animal Memorial Organisation

The plaque is dedicated to all the animals that have served our nation in war and peace and the sacrifice they have made in battlefields across the world .

The Australian War Animal Memorial Organization, was set up in Qld to help bring attention to the sacrifices and deeds of animals in war during ADF service. Senior Constable Nigel Allsopp, a current-serving police-dog handler and President of the Australian War Animal Memorial Organisation, was a driving force behind the war-animal memorial dedication.

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 Dickin 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:Oak Side Drive, Pine Grove Memorial Park, Ex Services Memorial, Minchinbury, 2770
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.792308
Long: 150.846889
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:February-2014
Front Inscription

Dedicated to all war animals 

They also served

Lest We Forget

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