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On Cannock Chase in Staffordshire (UK) there is the grave of Freda, the Dalmatian mascot of the New Zealand Rifles who were encamped on the Chase when she died in 1918.

What other mascot’s graves still survive?

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Edinburgh Castle has a little garden used since Victorian times for the burial of officers' pet dogs and regimental mascots. If you go there to visit the Scottish National War Memorial then look over the wall next to St. Margaret's Chapel (look down in the direction of the Argyle Battery) and you will see it: I don't think that there is access to the garden for the gen. public, but I could be wrong.

On Gallipoli, next to the CWGC base and cottages is "a standard CWGC headstone to 'Bill' a horse who had survived the campaign and stayed on to work for the Commission until he died in 1923." This too is "not visitable"

quotes from Holt's Battlefield Guide


Michael D.R.

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WW2. Guy Gibson's dog (633 Squadron) "******" is buried at RAF Scampton.


This from the website........

Tours of the Museum and Station take place throughout the year, normally at weekends. The tour includes well known sites on the Station, notably the grave of ******, Guy Gibson's black labrador, the old buildings of the Technical Site, the Officers Mess, Briefing Rooms and other buildings of historic interest. These tours are conducted with the kind permission of RAF Cranwell, RAF Waddington and the MOD Estates Department.

Visitors must book in advance

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Not actually World War One but a bizarre London sight is the grave of 'Giro' the German (Nazi) embassy dog which stands at the end of Carlton Terrace just beside the steps up from the Mall. Giro was apparently electrocuted while exploring the building which now houses the ICA.

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