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Simpson and his donkey

Simpson and his donkey

John "Jack" Simpson Kirkpatrick (centre of picture) who served under the name John Simpson, was a stretcher bearer with the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) during the Gallipoli Campaign. After landing at Anzac Cove on 25 April 1915, he obtained a donkey and began carrying wounded soldiers from the frontline to the beach, for evacuation. He did this 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".

John "Jack" Simpson Kirkpatrick (centre of picture) who served under the name John Simpson, was a stretcher bearer with the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) during the Gallipoli Campaign. After landing at Anzac Cove on 25 April 1915, he obtained a donkey and began carrying wounded soldiers from the frontline to the beach, for evacuation. He did this 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".

Private Simpson and his donkey "Duffy"

Private Simpson and his donkey "Duffy"

“Man with the Donkey”, John Simpson Kirkpatrick was 22 when he died from a bullet through the heart. The Sikh gunners from India called him “Bahadur”, the Bravest of the Brave. A stretcher bearer in the Third Field Ambulance, Simpson worked into the night to make from 12 to 15 trips a day, often under fire, using a donkey to transport casualties, He rescued more than 300 wounded soldiers over 24 days before he was killed. His body was buried at Hell Spit and marked with a simple wooden…

“Man with the Donkey”, John Simpson Kirkpatrick was 22 when he died from a bullet through the heart. The Sikh gunners from India called him “Bahadur”, the Bravest of the Brave. A stretcher bearer in the Third Field Ambulance, Simpson worked into the night to make from 12 to 15 trips a day, often under fire, using a donkey to transport casualties, He rescued more than 300 wounded soldiers over 24 days before he was killed. His body was buried at Hell Spit and marked with a simple wooden…

Simpson and his donkey 1915 statue by Anna Calvert Photography, via Flickr

Simpson and his donkey 1915 statue by Anna Calvert Photography, via Flickr

#Donkey. And look at that gorgeous #window!

#Donkey. And look at that gorgeous #window!

Before 17 May 1915. Group with Simpson and his donkey "Murphy", Gallipoli. From left: Lieutenant Colonel W B Lesslie, a Canadian officer attached to the Royal Enginers; Private John Simpson Kirkpatrick, 3rd Field Ambulance; Lieutenant-Colonel Edmund Bowler, Beach Commander Gallipoli; and Major C H Villiers-Stuart, Intelligence Officer. In front is Kirkpatrick's donkey "Murphy". Queen Elizabeth II Army Memorial Museum: Photographs of NZ forces,  World War I. Ref: 1/2-168106-F. Alexander…

Before 17 May 1915. Group with Simpson and his donkey "Murphy", Gallipoli. From left: Lieutenant Colonel W B Lesslie, a Canadian officer attached to the Royal Enginers; Private John Simpson Kirkpatrick, 3rd Field Ambulance; Lieutenant-Colonel Edmund Bowler, Beach Commander Gallipoli; and Major C H Villiers-Stuart, Intelligence Officer. In front is Kirkpatrick's donkey "Murphy". Queen Elizabeth II Army Memorial Museum: Photographs of NZ forces, World War I. Ref: 1/2-168106-F. Alexander…

John Simpson Kirkpatrick - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

John Simpson Kirkpatrick - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Simpson and his donkey, 1915 by Peter Corlett, Australian War Memorial. John "Jack" Simpson Kirkpatrick (1892 – 19 May 1915), served under the name John Simpson, was a stretcher bearer with the ANZACs 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 3 and a half weeks, often under fire, until he was…

Simpson and his donkey, 1915 by Peter Corlett, Australian War Memorial. John "Jack" Simpson Kirkpatrick (1892 – 19 May 1915), served under the name John Simpson, was a stretcher bearer with the ANZACs 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 3 and a half weeks, often under fire, until he was…

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