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The memorial commemorates all the animals that have served our nation in war and peace and the sacrifice they have made in battlefields across 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.

Note: The memorial also contains the war pigeons memorial plaque which is listed as a separate entry. 


Address:280 Beerburrum Road, Caboolture Historical Museum , Caboolture, 4510
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.060054
Long: 152.947946
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Culture
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Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 7th September, 2014
Front Inscription

Dedicated to all war animals 

They also served

Lest We Forget

Plaque :

RAAF Dog Handlers Association

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