Punch

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Punch

  • Birth unknown
  • Death Dec 1954
  • Burial Ilford, London Borough of Redbridge, Greater London, England
  • Memorial ID 84006238

Dickin Medal Recipient. A Boxer dog, owned by Lt. Col. A.H.K. Campbell, the Deputy Judge Advocate General of the Jerusalem Military Court, Punch and his kennel mate, Judy, frustrated a Stern Gang raid on the senior British officers quarters at Jerusalem on August 6, 1946, reportedly saving their masters' lives. Punch, took four bullet wounds from a tommy gun, his companion, Judy, protected him after he was injured, sustaining a grazing wound down her back. Both were recommended for a Dickin Medal, popularly known as the animal's VC, for their actions, the citation for which stated: "These dogs saved the lives of two British Officers in Israel by attacking an armed terrorist who was stealing upon them unawares and thus warning them of their danger."


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  • Created by: Iola
  • Added: 25 Jan 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 84006238
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Punch (unknown–Dec 1954), Find A Grave Memorial no. 84006238, citing Ilford Animal Cemetery, Ilford, London Borough of Redbridge, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Iola (contributor 46780914) .