Purple Poppies for Pozieres, France!

Over 9 million animals died during WWI including many thousands of Australian war horses, mules, donkeys, pigeons and dogs and no Australian war animals were returned home due to quarantine restrictions.

On the 21st of July 2017 we will be opening Australia’s official war animal memorial in Pozieres, France.

How can you help?

AWAMO hopes to display handmade purple poppies at the ceremony.  We invite people young and old to participate by:

  • drawing a war animal;
  • colouring in a purple poppy; and/or
  • crochet or knit your own purple poppy

All purple poppies will be taken to Pozieres and displayed at the ceremony.

Post your poppy or poppies to:

AWAMO HQ
13 Primrose Street
South Toowoomba   Qld  4350

 

 

 

Pozieres

AWAMO is proud to release our new product pavers, these will be used to raise funds for Australia’s first war animal memorial in Pozieres, France next year.

Pozieres is a small village in the Somme valley in France and endured some of the most bitter and costly fighting for Australian troops in 1916.

Pozieres was also the place of untold losses in animal life:

“It is estimated that over 8,000,000 perished or were wounded in the great war, however this figure is low as records from Asian countries and the fledgling Soviet Union were either non-existent or restricted” Extract from the book, Animals At War – Nigel Allsopp.

Your support in buying a paver will enable the establishment of a permanent animal memorial on the grounds of the Australian memorial currently being erected in Pozieres, FRANCE.

The establishment of an animal memorial at the Pozieres Memorial site has only been made possible through the support of www.pozieresremembered.com.au

Please show your support.  For a donation of $50 your family’s name will be forever displayed in the War Animal Memorial and Garden at Pozieres, FRANCE.

Please order click on the link:  http://purplepoppies.com.au/pozieres/

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This book tells the untold history of Australia’s animal warriors, 100 years ago, their continued use in warfare in present day operations, and the fight to get their deeds officially recognised; a struggle that still goes on today.

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