PrivateKIRKPATRICK, JOHN SIMPSON

Service Number 202

Died 19/05/1915

Aged 22

3rd Field Amb.
Australian Army Medical Corps

Mentioned in Despatches

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".

NB.

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.

Inscription

HE GAVE HIS LIFE THAT OTHERS MAY LIVE

Buried at BEACH CEMETERY, ANZAC

Location: Turkey (including Gallipoli)
Number of casualties: 371

Cemetery/memorial reference: I. F. 1.

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DISCLAIMER:
This collection of documents was assembled by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and its predecessors as part of the processes involved in the commemoration of individuals. As a result, they contain many corrections and alterations which reflect their use as working documents. For further information concerning the history of the collection, please see our About Our Records page.
Please be advised that some of the documents, especially the burial returns and exhumation reports, may contain information which some people may find distressing. The original archive records and their digital copies remain the property of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, but are available for re-use for private and non-commercial purposes.