Simpson and His Donkey statue at the 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.
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