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 ...

Accession Number C00975
Collection type Photograph
Title 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 ...
Object types Black & white - Glass original half plate negative
Maker Unknown
Place made France: Picardie, Somme
Date made Array
Copyright Copyright expired - public domain

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.