10 Amazing Animals Awarded The Medal Of Bravery

Rifleman Khan

Khan was a German shepherd belonging to the Railton family of Surrey. During World War II, Khan served with the military as an explosive sniffer under the rank of rifleman. Lance Corporal Jimmy Muldoon, Khan’s handler, was beginning to drown after his boat tipped from heavy machine gun fire. Khan rescued the man, pulling him to safety.


Warrior was the name of a heroic war horse that served during World War I. He became known amongst the troops as “the horse the Germans couldn’t kill.” Warrior, despite being wounded from machine guns and mortars, returned home after the war.