Simpson and his Donkey : Mark Greenwood :After the landing at Anzac Cove on 25 April , Simpson used donkeys to provide first aid and carry wounded soldiers to the beach, from where they could be evacuated. He continued this work for three and a half weeks—often under fire—until he was killed by machine-gun fire during the third attack on Anzac Cove. Simpson and his donkey have become part of the Anzac legend. At 16 he volunteered to train as a gunner in the Territorial Force , as British Army reserve units were collectively known at the time,  and in early he joined the British merchant navy. In May , Simpson deserted his ship at Newcastle, New South Wales , and then travelled widely in Australia, taking on various jobs, such as cane-cutting in Queensland and coal mining in the Illawarra district of New South Wales.
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Most people are familiar with John Kirkpatrick Simpson and his donkey. There has been a lot written about this pair and their efforts at Gallipoli. Cockburn Libraries has a range of books on the subject for everyone from younger children through to adults. This is one of a couple of books written for children that deal with the topic of Simpson and his donkey — Duffy. In this book you will find all of the information about the Simpson story however, the writing is not the best.
The first medallions were issued to Gallipoli veterans shortly before Anzac Day Retrieved 19 May The legend surrounding Simpson, Glorious Deeds of Australasians in the Great War, Simpson used donkeys to provide first aid and carry wounded soldiers to the beach. After the landing at Anzac Cove on 25 Apri.
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