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HER Number:MDV104747
Name:War Memorial, The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth


A plaque commemorating donkeys and mules used for transport during war.


Grid Reference:SY 159 893
Map Sheet:SY18NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSidmouth
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSALCOMBE REGIS

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WAR MEMORIAL (Unknown date)

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

War Memorials Trust, 2013, Untitled Source, WM1511; Photo (Website). SDV351942.

At the Donkey Sanctury a plaque was created in 2003 to remember the donkeys and mules used during the wars to carry supplies. The memorial is in the "Russell" Memorial Garden.
The plaque reads:
'Dedicated to all those donkeys and mules
who have lost their lives in war'
Until World War I armies depended almost entirely on animals for transport. The last troop of mules in the British Army was disbanded in Hong Kong in 1976.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #1761 ]
SDV351942Website: War Memorials Trust. 2013. http://www.learnaboutwarmemorials.org. Website. WM1511; Photo.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 23 2016 9:59AM