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The plaque commemorates the Australian Tracker Dogs that served in South Vietnam from 1967 to 1971.


Address:54 ANZAC Avenue, Greenbank RSL Sub-Branch, Hillcrest, 4118
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.668318
Long: 153.031591
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Approx. Event Start Date:1967
Approx. Event End Date:1971


Front Inscription

    Australian Defence Force
    Trackers and War Dogs
Dedicated To The Australian Tracker Dogs
That Served In South Vietnam
             1967 - 1971
They Did Not Return From The War

Caesar    Cassius*
Janus      Julian
Juno       Justin
Marcian  Marcus
Milo        Tiber
Trajan     * Died on service

Down jungle track through shot and shell
Ears pricked high, keen sense of smell
Our tracker dogs with care and poise
Alert to ambush, foreign noise
Never whimper, whine or bark
Their service honoured with this plaque
No medals pinned to hairy chest
They stayed behind, they were the best.

All Gave Something, Some Gave All
Those Who Knew You Will Never Forget You

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