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 ...
ID numberC00975
Collection typePhotograph
Object typeBlack & white - Glass original half plate negative
MakerUnknown
Place madeFrance: Picardie, Somme
Date made3 May 1918
DescriptionA 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.