Animals in War (particularly pigeons)

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Reference WMO/293083


Union Jack Club

Gladstone Street/Senhouse Street junction


CA14 2SG


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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Stone Slate
Lettering: Incised
  • Non-Specific Conflict
About the memorial: Slate Tablet, on the Gladstone Street elevation. There are drawings of pigeons at each top corner, and of union jacks at each bottom corner. The unveiling also mentions similar tablets at the Animals Refuge, Oak Tree, Wetheral Shields (between Cumwhinton and Cotehill), Tarn Road Nursery, Brampton; the Animals Sanctuary near Wigton [Knoxwood] and Silloth Airfield (but see comment below about the Silloth and Wetheral memorials)
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A I W/To remember the animals and homing/carrier pigeons that have fallen on/the field of battle alongside our/brave service men and women./And all our allies./This plaque was sponsored by the/Workington branch of Unite the Union/in conjunction with the/Cumbria Region Combine of racing pigeons./Also with help and support from the/Animals in War Group Carlisle./We will remember them all/2021


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