202 Private John Simpson Kirkpatrick, 3rd Field Ambulance Brigade (enlisted as Simpson), ...

Accession Number J06392
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film original negative nitrate other
Maker O'Brien, John Aloysius
Place made Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Marmara, Chanak, Gallipoli Peninsula
Date made c May 1915
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Description

202 Private John Simpson Kirkpatrick, 3rd Field Ambulance Brigade (enlisted as Simpson), assisting an unidentified British soldier, wounded in the leg, being carried by a donkey. Pte Simpson was later killed by Turkish machine gun fire assisting the wounded, near a location known as Bloody Angle on 19 May 1915. The donkey was referred to by a variety of names, most commonly "Murphy" "Duffy" or the "The Donk".

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