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".

ANZAC: Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.    On the 25th April, Australia and New Zealand celebrate the first major battle fought by Australian and New Zealand soldiers at Gallipoli in Turkey during World War 1. It is a day to remember the courage of the soldiers in this battle and the courage and sacrifice of all men and women who have served their country in times of war. April 25, 1915

ANZAC: Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. On the 25th April, Australia and New Zealand celebrate the first major battle fought by Australian and New Zealand soldiers at Gallipoli in Turkey during World War 1. It is a day to remember the courage of the soldiers in this battle and the courage and sacrifice of all men and women who have served their country in times of war. April 25, 1915

Edward 'Tiny' John Falloon, 2nd Field Company Engineers, 1917. Image from glass slides found in a trunk in France - Australian diggers on leave from the front

Edward 'Tiny' John Falloon, 2nd Field Company Engineers, 1917. Image from glass slides found in a trunk in France - Australian diggers on leave from the front

Peter Corlett's sculpture Simpson and his donkey, 1915. The Memorial opened its Sculpture Garden in January 1999. Throughout the grounds are major commemorative works, including sculptures such as Simpson and his donkey, Australian serviceman, and Sir Edward "Weary" Dunlop, a work commemorating the medical staff who came to the aid of Australian prisoners of war in the Pacific in the Second World War.

Peter Corlett's sculpture Simpson and his donkey, 1915. The Memorial opened its Sculpture Garden in January 1999. Throughout the grounds are major commemorative works, including sculptures such as Simpson and his donkey, Australian serviceman, and Sir Edward "Weary" Dunlop, a work commemorating the medical staff who came to the aid of Australian prisoners of war in the Pacific in the Second World War.

Unidentified soldier of the 1st Australian Imperial Force, probably circa 1916. The Australian War Memorial has had hundreds of people try to identify him over the years, but so far no one has

Unidentified soldier of the 1st Australian Imperial Force, probably circa 1916. The Australian War Memorial has had hundreds of people try to identify him over the years, but so far no one has

Australian light horseman statue faces - Google Search

Australian light horseman statue faces - Google Search

Australian soldiers in Gallipoli 1915. Sitting proudly in the middle is an Indigenous Australian.

Australian soldiers in Gallipoli 1915. Sitting proudly in the middle is an Indigenous Australian.

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