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War Animals Plaque
War Animals Plaque

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

The plaque is dedicated to all the animals that have served Australia in war and peace and the sacrifice they have made in battlefields across the world. The plaque was the first war animal plaque in Queensland. 

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:196 Robina Town Centre Drive, War Memorial, Robina, 4226
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -28.076472
Long: 153.382322
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 27th May, 2012
Front Inscription

Dedicated to all war animals 

They also served

Lest We Forget



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