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04-May-2020
04-May-2020

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

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

Councillor Nadia O`Carroll was the driving force behind the memorial.  Councillor O`Carroll is a supporter of AWAMO and animal advocate.

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.

Senior Constable Nigel Allsopp, a current-serving police-dog handler and President of the Australian War Animal Memorial Organisation (AWAMO), was a driving force behind the war-animal memorial dedication.

Location

Address:2760 Waterford - Tamborine Road, Memorial Hall Grounds, Tamborine Village, 4270
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.877535
Long: 153.125059
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Animals

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:May-2020
Front Inscription
DEDICATED TO ALL
WAR ANIMALS
THEY ALSO
  SERVED

LEST WE FORGET
Source: MA
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