A doggo believed to be the first known dog to serve New Zealand during a war was given an award. The ceremony took place at the National Army Museum today.
– A dog was given the Blue Cross medal in New Zealand.
– He is said to be the first ever doggo known to help the country during World War One.
– The dog was a…
The dog, a bulldog, was given the Blue Cross medal for service and bravery during the World War One. The dog named Ceasar was the official mascot of A Company, 4th Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade and helped them during the war. Ceasar is the first dog to get the medal and from here on out, the Blue Cross medal will be given out to those who deserve it.
Ceasar’s life was dedicated to public service. He became a Red Cross dog, he was trained to identify the wounded servicemen, he also administered first aid on them, and had a satchel on his back full of writing paper and bandages.
The dog, however, died after being shot by a sniper. He tried to save a soldier but was found dead the next day beside the said soldier.
Read the thorough article by Andrew McRae at – https://www.tvnz.co.nz/