Pay tribute to working dogs at canine Remembrance service on Cannock Chase
A service to remember working dogs will be held at the Cannock Chase grave of a beloved First World War mascot.
Friends of Cannock Chase, Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), are inviting working dogs and their owners to the service at 2pm tomorrow.
It is now in its eighth year and was inspired by Freda, a Harlequin Great Dane that was the New Zealand Rifles’ mascot when the regiment was stationed on Cannock Chase during the First World War. She died in 1918, while the regiment was training on Cannock Chase, and is buried there.
Last year around 50 people, many accompanied by their dogs, gathered at Freda’s grave to take part in the ceremony. This included listening to readings and poems, and laying wreaths at the grave.
This year’s event will also herald the beginning of Friends of Cannock Chase’s 70 anniversary celebrations.
Source: Cannock Chase News