Simpson and his donkey, 1915 by Peter Corlett, Australian War Memorial. John "Jack" Simpson Kirkpatrick (1892 – 19 May 1915), served under the name John Simpson, was a stretcher bearer with the ANZACs during the Gallipoli Campaign in World War I. After landing at Anzac Cove on 25 April 1915, he obtained a donkey and began carrying wounded British Empire soldiers from the frontline to the beach, for evacuation. He continued this work for 3 and a half weeks, often under fire, until he was…

Simpson and his donkey, 1915 by Peter Corlett, Australian War Memorial.

Camel Corps: If only the World War I Camel Corps hadn’t been disbanded in 1919… Think of the fun they’d add to the Remembrance Sunday parade. In its short history, the Camel Corps fought in many key battles, all of which are listed on this monument, erected in 1921 and sculpted by veteran of the brigade Major Cecil Brown. The closest you can get to viewing their exploits these days is watching David Lean’s ‘Lawrence of Arabia’. Embankment Gardens, WC1.

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Erected in sculpted by veteran of the brigade Major Cecil Brown, the memorial lists all the battles in which the short-lived - Camel Corps participated.

Animals in War Memorial, London © War Memorials Trust

Links from War Memorials Trust to websites about war memorials overseas

Animals In War Memorial - The Monument - in Park Lane, London

An Animal War Memorial opened in Hyde Park, England in Read about some of…

Canadian Military - The Boer War   statue honouring Royal Candian Mounted

Canadian Military - The Boer War statue honouring Royal Candian Mounted

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