SIMPSON AND HIS
By Deon Woodward
John Simpson Kirkpatrick was born on
the 6 July 1892.
He was born at South Shields,
¤ He joined the merchant marine age of 17.
¤ He began a live of wandering that eventually led him
¤ Simpson tried his hand at all manner of jobs.
¤ He carried a swag, worked as a cane cutter, a ship's
hand and a coalminer.
Having been posted to the
3rd field Ambulance, he was
among those who landed at
Gallipoli on 25th April 1915.
Though a stretcher bearer, Simpson decided
his task could be better using a donkey to
carry his wounded charges
Just three weeks after
landing, Simpson was killed
by Turkish bullet during one
of his morning journeys up
Monash valley to retrieve
John Simpson Kirkpatrick died 19 May 1915
Killed at Shrapnel Gully, Gallipoli.
ALWAYS WILL REMEMBER
And now Simpson is
commemorated in paintings and
with a prominent bronze sculpture
at the Australian War Memorial in
My Project Information
• www.awm.gov.au/people/234.asp (Australian War
• My mum shown me how to use power point.
• Deon Woodward found the information, typed it down
and also designed it.