Monument to John Kirkpatrick
"The Man with the Donkey" is a monument to John Simpson Kirkpatrick by local artist Robert Olley, erecred in January 1988. The statue is located on the pedestrianised section of Ocean Road in South Shields, close to The Kirkpatrick public House (presumably named after him). Kirkpatrick, a native of South Shields, served in the ustralian Army Medical Corps, in the First World War. During the Gallipoli campaign, he was a stretcher bearer and found a local donkey which he used to carry the wounded. He rescued over 300 injured soldiers, but on the 19th May 1915 he was killed by machine gun fire.