Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Simpson, the hero with the donkey

From 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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