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War Animals Memorial Plaque : June 2013
War Animals Memorial Plaque : June 2013

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

The plaque commemorates to all animals who have served our nation in times of war and peace. The plaque 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:Kittyhawk Drive, War Memorial, Kedron- Wavell Services Club, Chermside, 4032
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.384835
Long: 153.035496
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 11th November, 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