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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.

Ocean Road 1988 Robert Olley (Artist & Sculptor) South Shields at War Sculpture and Carvings
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The soldier with the donkey statue

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"The man with the donkey"

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Simpson memorial statue

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Monument to John Simpson Kirkpatrick
- "...A one and a half life-size depiction of Kirkpatrick with the donkey he used to carry people to safety in the Gallipoli campaign. Centrally located in the main shopping street, …

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