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29-August-2019 [Sandra Brown]
29-August-2019 [Sandra Brown]

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson / Sandra Brown

The Plaque is dedicated to all animals who have served our nation in times of war and peace.

It recognises the sacrifices and deeds that animals have undertaken in battlefields around the world. 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:Clewley Street, Croll Memorial Precinct, Corinda, 4075
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.537771
Long: 152.980972
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 10th May, 2014
Front Inscription

Dedicated To All
War Animals
They Also

Lest We Forget


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