Commemoration of Military Working Dogs

Posted 2013

A memorial to commemorate military working dogs that have died while serving with SASR was constructed within the SASR History and Research Centre and officially opened on 7 June 2013.

Sculptor Robert Hitchcock was commissioned to create a larger than life size bronze statue to be the centrepiece of the memorial.

Architect Duncan Jordan designed the wall, which serves as a backdrop to the sculpture. The wall was constructed and rendered by teachers and students from Tradesnorth, an element of the West Coast Institute for Training, with bricks provided by Austral Bricks. All of these services were provided gratis.

With the generous permission of the Western Australian Government’s Department of Environment and Conservation, the granite boulder on which the sculpture sits was sourced from the same quarry as 'The Rock', SASR’s memorial to its fallen.