Irma

Pet type: Dog

Breed: German Shepherd Dog (Alsatian)

Owner: Margaret Griffin


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Irma - whose full name was Crumstone Irma - was a German Shepherd who worked tirelessly during the London Blitz during World War Two rescuing more than 20 people - and one cat.

She was awarded the Dickin Medal on January 12, 1945.

She successfully located people trapped in the debris of bombed buildings.

Irma is buried in the PDSA animal cemetery in Ilford, Essex.

Irma worked with another search and rescue dog known as Psyche and together they located 233 people of which 21 were found alive.

It is said that Irma gave a different sounding bark if she had located a dead body or a live trapped person.

Irma, and another Dickin medal-winning dog called Jet, took part in a parade at the London Victory Celebrations held in Pall Mall, London on 8 June 1946.

Irma's owner and handler, Mrs Margaret Griffin, was awarded the British Empire Medal for her work in training her dogs and accompanying them on rescue missions.

Pet type: Dog

Breed: German Shepherd Dog (Alsatian)

Owner: Margaret Griffin


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Pet type: Dog

Breed: German Shepherd Dog (Alsatian)

Owner: Margaret Griffin


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Pet type: Dog

Breed: German Shepherd Dog (Alsatian)

Owner: Margaret Griffin


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