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…
Camel Corps: If only the World War I Camel Corps hadn’t been disbanded in 1919… Think of the fun they’d add to the Remembrance Sunday parade. In its short history, the Camel Corps fought in many key battles, all of which are listed on this monument, erected in 1921 and sculpted by veteran of the brigade Major Cecil Brown. The closest you can get to viewing their exploits these days is watching David Lean’s ‘Lawrence of Arabia’. Embankment Gardens, WC1.
This photo was taken on September 18, 2009 in Whitehall, London, England, GB,. The sculptures were made from guns captured in World War I and modelled on real guardsmen. The Irish Guardsman got impatient while he was being modelled and left before the artist had finished, so his legs belong to another soldier. The Memorial was damaged by German bombs during World War II and during the repairs a small hole was deliberately left in one of the sculptures.
Australian War Memorial, Hyde Park Corner. This memorial honours more than 1 m Australian who fought in World War I and II. It is a long curving wall of Australian granite and bears the names of the 24,000 home towns of those who fought, together with the names of 47 battle sites. It was designed by Australian architects Tonkin Zulaikha Greer and is maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
Lieutenant-Colonel Sam Steele, Commanding Officer of Strathcona’s Horse in South Africa, April 1900 — January 1901, and of "B" Division, South African Constabulary, April 1901 — April 1906. Here he wears the uniform of Strathcona’s Horse.
South African Soldiers Memorial, Adelaide 1904, designed by Capt. Adrian Jones (1845 - 1938) English sculptor and painter who specialised in animals, particularly horses. Commemorates the part which South Australians played in the South African war.