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Plaque Unveiling : September-2016
Plaque Unveiling : September-2016

Photographs supplied by Nigel Allsopp, President of the Australian War Animal Memorial Organisation
The plaque commemorates all animals who have served our nation in times of war and peace. The plaque recognises the sacrifices and deeds that animals have undertaken in battlefields around the world.

In August 2016 AWAMO Director Wendy Harrison presented the Croydon RSL Sub-Branch with this War Animals Remembrance plaque on behalf of the Australian War Animal Memorial organisation. This is the first in Victoria and ex-service personnel and volunteers will be selling Purple Poppy items in and around the Croydon area for Remembrance Day.

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:1 Civic Square , Croydon R.S.L. Club, Croydon , 3136
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.799369
Long: 145.280904
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:August-2016
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