|Place||Europe: France, Picardie, Somme, Amiens Harbonnieres Area, Villers-Bretonneux Area, Villers-Bretonneux|
|Object type||Black & white - Glass original half plate negative|
|Place made||France: Picardie, Somme|
|Date made||3 May 1918|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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A German message dog captured by the 13th Battalion near Villers-Bretonneux on 3 May 1918. The ...
A German message dog captured by the 13th Battalion near Villers-Bretonneux on 3 May 1918. The two soldiers in and behind the dog cart are Corporal Green and Private Martin. The dog was sent as a 'trophy' to Southampton en route to Australia. He was originally called 'Roff', but the Australians changed his name to 'Digger'. Roff's stuffed and mounted skin is in the Australian War Memorial's collection.