Anzac donkey gets his gong

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The Independent Online
A donkey named Murphy was posthumously decorated for bravery, 82 years after it carried wounded Australian soldiers to safety at Gallipoli. In a ceremony conducted by the Australian Deputy Prime Minister, Tim Fischer, an army donkey mascot called Simpson accepted the Purple Cross Award on Murphy's behalf. Stretcher-bearer John Kirkpatrick and his donkeys, the most famous of which was Murphy, became war heroes for carrying wounded soldiers to safety under Turkish fire at Gallipoli in 1915.

Reuters - Canberra

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