Description"The pub, owned by the Leeds-based Stonegate Pub Company, was formerly the Marine & Technical College built in 1869. A memorial depicting Private John Simpson Kirkpatrick and his donkey stands outside []. Also known as the 'man with the donkey', South Shields born Kirkpatrick emigrated to Australia where he joined the Army at the start of the First World War. He went on to become a household name for rescuing injured soldiers under heavy Turkish fire at the battle of Gallipoli. Sadly Kirkpatrick was killed in action in 1915, aged just 22 - but not before saving more than 300 wounded comrades by carrying them to safety on his donkey. On 19 May 2015, the Australian High Commissioner, the Hon. Alexander Downer A.C., visited South Shields as part of special celebrations marking 100 years to the day that John Simpson Kirkpatrick was killed in action. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Simpson_Kirkpatrick" Photo by Andrew Curtis, 2015.
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Picture Taken: 2015-11-27