Australian War Memorial
Statue of Simpson and his Donkey at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, ACT, Australia. John (Jack) Simpson Kirkpatrick (6 July 1892–19 May 1915 aged 23) was a stretcher bearer with the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps during the Gallipoli Campaign, in World War I. After landing at Anzac Cove on 25 April 1915, he obtained a donkey and began carrying wounded British Empire soldiers from the frontline to the beach, for evacuation. He continued this work for three and a half weeks, often under fire, until he was killed. Simpson and his Donkey are a key part of the "Anzac legend". He joined the army so that he might be sent back to England to fight for his own country.
- Australian War Memorial (0070107024843).tif
- © David Coleman
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- Australian War Memorial / Canberra / Australian Capital Territory / Australia