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Horrie the Wog Dog - Corryong, Vic, Australia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie
S 36° 11.709 E 147° 54.414
55H E 581535 N 5994025
Quick Description: This cast statue of an Egyptian Terrier standing on a kerosene tin, is of a serving (rescued) canine from World War Two.
Location: Victoria, Australia
Date Posted: 5/7/2019 11:54:24 PM
Waymark Code: WM10H4D
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
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Long Description:
'Horrie the Wog Dog' was a rescued pup, when he was befriended by Private Jim Moody, a soldier in the 2/1st Machine Gun Battalion, of the 2nd AIF. While he became their mascot, as he followed the battalion through the Middle East, Greece, and Crete, he was also employed as a sentry, alerting troops to enemy aircraft. Wikipedia, and the sign on the statue, gives that Horrie was promoted to Corporal. He survived the sinking of the troopship 'Costa Rica', and served in Syria before being brought to Australia. (visit link)

The statue of Horrie was unveiled at the ANZAC service, 25 April, 2016, at the Corryong Memorial Gardens, and depicts him standing on a kerosene tin.

An etched and anodised plaque on the side of the 'kerosene tin' reads:

"Horrie the Wog Dog

"An Egyptian Terrier was befriended in 1941 by Private Jim Moody in the Middle East. Horrie worked as an air sentry alerting troops of approaching enemy aircraft and was promoted to the rank of corporal.
"Horrie was smuggled back to Australia and escaped being put down by Australian Quarantine Officials to live out his life near Corryong.

"The full story is available at the local Man from Snowy River Museum."

Address: Corner of Hansen & Donaldson Streets, Memorial Gardens, Corryong, 3707, Australia

Access: available 24/7.

Visited: 0943-4, Monday, 31 December, 2018
Breed: Egyptian Terrier

Date Built: 2016

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