Simpson, the man with the donkey – a hero that “knew no fear”

April 17, 2015 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Bronze, Bronze Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, History, Numismatica, Numismatics, World Coins

By: Blog Team Perth Mint Blog


John Simpson Kirkpatrick – “the man with the donkey” – is one of the most potent symbols of Australian courage and tenacity on Gallipoli.

Simpson was 22 years-old when he landed at dawn on 25 April 1915 tasked as a stretcher-bearer. With the aid of a donkey brought in to carry water, he transported wounded men day and night from the fighting in Monash Valley to the beach on Anzac Cove.

Private John Simpson in Shrapnel Gully with a wounded soldier on his donkey. [Australian War Memorial – P09300.001]

On the morning of 19 May, just three and a half weeks after his Full article at the source>

Source: Perth Mint Blog

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