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Location Captain Cook Bicentenary Rd, North Brother, New South Wales, Australia
Type memorial

4 sided black marble obelisk.
Panel 1 Capped by Rising Un
Panel 2 VC Panel
Panel 3 Capped by National RSL NSW Badge
Panel 4 Simpson and his Donkey

Built Not yet discovered
Opened 25 April 2015 by Dr David Gillespie, Federal MP, Lyne Electorate. Ken Doolan SA RAN (Retd) RSL National President

Panel 1
This monument was erected to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Landing at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915

The monument contains a time capsule containing memorabilia from Ex Service Organisations within the Lyne Electorate and was unveiled for Anzac Day 2015

This time capsule will be opened in 100 years on 25th April 2115

Lest We Forget

Panel 2

Picture of Victoria Cross

Australian VC Winners
New Zealand VC Winners

Listed above are the 10 recipients of the Victoria Cross the highest award for bravery including 9 Australians and 1 New Zealanders

7 VC's were awarded for the Battle of Lone Pine alone one of the fiercest battles in Australian Military History 6-9 August 1915

Cyril Bennett is quoted to have said that "Hundreds of VC's should have been awarded for the battle"

Panel 3
The Returned and Services League of Australia, New South Wales Branch, within the Lyne electorate to recognise the commitment and sacrifice Australian Aboriginal Servicemen made during the First World War.

When war broke out in 1914 many Indigenous Australians who tried to enlist were rejected on the grounds of race, others slipped through the net telling recruiters they were Maori, Indian or Pacific Islander decent.

Today, the bodies of those that fell in the battlefields of Gallipoli, France and Belgium remain with their mates, thousands of miles away from their ancestral homes.

Lest we forget

Panel 4

Simpson and his Donkey at the foot of Shrapnel Gully, Gallipoli.

John Simpson Kirkpatrick was a stretcher bearer with the Australian Medical Corps at Gallipoli

Simpson landed in the shores of Gallipoli on the 25th April as part of the Anzac Forces and later obtained the help of a donkey. He evacuated more than 300 wounded mend from the front lines to receive help at the casualty clearing stations until he was later killed by machine gun fire whilst assisting two wounded soldiers on the beach at ANZAC Cove on 19th May 1915

He was buried on the beach at Hell Spit at the southern end of Anzac Cove, Gallipoli

Simpson and his donkey are part of the legend and whose image is synonymous with the Gallipoli campaign

Monument created by D. Robinson of Kendall RSL sub-branch




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KEYZOR (KEYSOR), Leonard Maurice

Service number 958
42nd Infantry Battalion
Born 3 Nov 1885

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SHOUT, Alfred John

Service number Officer
1st Infantry Battalion
Born 8 Aug 1882

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SYMONS, William John

Service number 174
37th Infantry Battalion
Born 12 Jul 1889

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DUNSTAN, William

Service number 2130
Born 8 Mar 1895

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JACKA, Albert

Service number 465
14th Infantry Battalion
Born 10 Jan 1893

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Service number 202
3rd Field Ambulance
Born 6 Jul 1892

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TUBB, Frederick Harold

Service number Officer
7th Infantry Battalion
Born 28 Nov 1881

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HAMILTON, John Patrick

Service number 943
Born 24 Jan 1896

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