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

The memorial commemorates 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:112 Brisbane Terrace, Frank McGreevy Building, Goodna RSL Function Centre, Goodna , 4300
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.606098
Long: 152.903056
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Culture


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 23rd October, 2019
Front Inscription

Plaque :

Dedicated to all war animals

They also served

Lest We Forget

Plaque :

We serve together

Plaque :

Proudly presented by the members of Goodna R.S.L. Sub- Branch Women's Auxiliary


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