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Jet Of Iada (The London Blitz and William Pit, Whitehaven)

WM reference
15397
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 1949
Current location

Calderstones Park Flower Garden
Calderstones
Liverpool
Merseyside
L18 3JD
England
OS Grid Ref.: SJ 40621 87563
Denomination: Undefined

Description

STONE PEDESTAL SURMOUNTING A SQUARE STONE BASE UPON WHICH IS THE INSCRIPTION IN BLACK LETTERING. ON THE FRONT IS A CAST METAL HEAD OF A GERMAN SHEPHERD DOG

Inscription

6 O'CLOCK FACE: JET OF IADA / DICKIN MEDAL AND MEDALLION / FOR VALOUR. FIRST RESCUE DOG / AIR RAIDS 2ND WORLD WAR. 9 O'CLOCK FACE: RESCUE DOG / WILLIAM PIT DISASTER / AUGUST 1947 12 O'CLOCK: LED BY CIVIL DEFENCE / THROUGH LONDON / IN / THE VICTORY PARADE / JUNE 1946. 3 O'CLOCK FACE: JET BELONGED / TO MANKIND / AND NEVER FAILED.

Names on memorial

None recorded

Subject/Period

Animal Memorials
Total names on memorial: Undefined
Served and returned: Undefined
Died: Undefined
Exact count:
Information shown: Undefined
Order of information: Undefined

Component

Pedestal
Condition: Good
Measurements: depth 680 MM, height 1210 MM, width 760 MM
Materials: Stone
Listed?: No

Component

Plaque
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Metal
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 1949
Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries

Costs

Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
Comments: None

Trust fund/Scholarship

Unknown or N/A
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Unknown or N/A
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

LIVERPOOL CITY COUNCIL

Notes

Jet (1942-1949, of Mossley Hill, Liverpool) was awarded the Dickins Medal for Animal Bravery on 12th January 1945, for work with the Civil Defence Forces during the London Blitz. Following the William Pit mining disaster of 15th August 1947, which claimed 104 lives, he was one of two search dogs sent with the RAF from RAF Staverton to assist in the rescue. For this work he was awarded the RSPCA Medallion of Valour. He is buried near this memorial.

Reference

See file reference YDX 547 at Whitehaven Archive Centre

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