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23-October-2019
23-October-2019

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

The Memorial is dedicated to all animals who have served our nation in times of war and peace. it 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.

Location

Address:112 Brisbane Terrace, Frank McGreevy Building, Goodna RSL Function Centre, Goodna , 4300
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.606098
Long: 152.903056
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 23rd October, 2019
Front Inscription

Plaque:
DEDICATED TO ALL
WAR ANIMALS
THEY ALSO
SERVED

LEST WE FORGET

Plaque:
WE SERVE TOGETHER 

Plaque:
Proudly presented 
By the members of 
Goodna R.S.L. Sub- Branch
Women's Auxiliary
       2019
 

Source: AWA
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