Just Nuisance Statue

Simon's Town Historical Society

Just Nuisance Statue

Cape Town, Simon's Town, Western Cape 7995, South Africa

Created By: Simon's Town Historical Society


This statue, created by Jean Doyle, was erected in 1985 to commemorate the life of the Great Dane "Just Nuisance", a morale booster for the troops serving in World War 2. He was enlisted in the Royal Navy in 1939. As a member of the armed forces, he would be entitled to free rail travel and one of his self-appointed roles was to accompany sailors on train journeys and escort them back to base when the pubs closed. In 1944 he was buried with full naval honours, including a gun salute and the playing of the "Last Post". A simple granite headstone marks his grave, which is on the top of the hill at Klaver, at the former SA Navy Signal School.
Visit the Simon's Town Museum in Court Road for further details on the life of this extraordinary dog.


This point of interest is part of the tour: Simon's Town Historical Society


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