North Adelaide "Simpson and his Donkey" Memorial Back to Search

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Location King William Street / War Memorial Drive, North Adelaide, Adelaide - South Australia, Australia
Type memorial
Description

A bronze statue by Robert Hannaford portraying John Simpson Kirkpatrick his donkey "Murphy" and a wounded Australian soldier mounted on a granite plinth.

John Simpson Kirkpatrick was a soldier in the 3rd Field Ambulance, which has a long historical association with South Australia and the Australian Army Medical Corps.

This Memorial was commissioned by a committee comprised of South Australian Defence Health Services veterans as a tribute to their colleagues past present and future. South Australia has a proud history of providing a disproportionately large number of medical personnel to Australia's defence commitments overseas in wartime, on peacekeeping operations and in humanitarian relief operations.

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Built Robert Hannaford
Opened 9 February 2012 by the Governor of South Australia, His Excellency Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce AC, CSC, RANR
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KIRKPATRICK, John Simpson

Service number 202
Private
3rd Field Ambulance
AIF WW1
Born 6 Jul 1892

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