From http://www.wilsonsalmanac.com/book/may19.html May 19, 1915
: John Simpson Kirkpatrick
, Australia's famous 'man with the donkey
' at Gallipoli
, was killed by a Turkish bullet. Kirkpatrick (or Simpson as he is more usually known) became a part of the ANZAC folklore, and though many believe he was recommended for the Victoria Cross
, twice, and the Distinguished Conduct Medal, was never decorated for his actions. He has, however, appeared on a number of Australian stamps, and appears to the left of Sir John Monash
on the Australian $100 banknote ...
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