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The memeorial commemorates the animals that have served with the Australia Defence Forces in the various conflicts in which Australia has been involved.

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:Church Street, Penola, 5277
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.377453
Long: 140.837061
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Culture


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 6th November, 2016
Front Inscription

A Memorial To All Animals That
Supported The Australian
Defence Forces In All Conflicts
Coonawarra Penola RSL Sub Branch

November 6th, 2016

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