Day: February 8, 2021

Hero Horse No 27 – Murphy the Gallipoli Donkey

This is a tale of reversed fortunes. Often a soldier is recognised for bravery while the deeds of his faithful animal go unsung and unrewarded. Murphy the trusted donkey of Private John Simpson Kirkpatrick, and nominated by our Ambassador Michael Thompson, was posthumously awarded a Purple Cross by the RSPCA, the highest honour available for […]

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