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The plaque commemorates all animals who have served our nation in times of war and peace and recognises the sacrifices and deeds that animals have undertaken in battlefields around the world. 

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, was a driving force behind the war-animal memorial dedication.


Address:Through Street, Lane Boulevarde, South Grafton, 2460
GPS Coordinates:Lat: 29.701393
Long: 152.93647
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture


Front Inscription

Dedicated to all war animals

They also served

Lest We Forget


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