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Jimmy 'The Sergeant'
« on: May 18, 2013, 11:20:18 PM »
--The donkey born in a First World War trench which became a mascot for British troops

--Jimmy 'The Sergeant' was born at the Battle of the Somme in 1916

--He was wounded by shellfire three times during two years on the frontline

--Donkey taught to raise his hoof in salute by the soldiers who brought him up

--Jimmy is posthumously awarded the highest military honour for an animal - almost 100 years after his birth

--After the war he raised thousands of pounds for the RSPCA through charity work in Peterborough

By ROB COOPER
PUBLISHED: 19:04 GMT, 23 March 2012 | UPDATED: 19:04 GMT, 23 March 2012


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