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Private JOHN SIMPSON KIRKPATRICK

Service Number: 202
Regiment & Unit/Ship

Australian Army Medical Corps

3rd Field Amb.

Date of Death

Died 19 May 1915

Age 22 years old

Buried or commemorated at

BEACH CEMETERY, ANZAC

I. F. 1.

Turkey (including Gallipoli)

  • Country of Service Australian
  • Awards Mentioned in Despatches
  • Additional Info Son of Sarah Simpson Kirkpatrick, of 14, Bertram St., South Shields, Durham, England, and the late Robert Kirkpatrick. Private J S Kirkpatrick, served as Private John Simpson and became known as the "Man with the Donkey".
  • Personal Inscription HE GAVE HIS LIFE THAT OTHERS MAY LIVE
  • N.B. Simpson landed with the 3rd Australian Field Ambulance on 25 April and by the following day he was leading a donkey carrying lightly wounded from the front line down Monash and Shrapnel Valleys to the beach. In the first three weeks of the campaign he became a familiar sight, always cheerful and oblivious of danger. Simpson was killed on 19 May and was Mentioned in Despatches.
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