A boy left his bike chained to a tree when he went away to war in 1914. He never returned, leaving the tree no choice but to grow around the bike. Incredible that this bike has been there for 98 years now!
John "Jack" Simpson Kirkpatrick (centre of picture) who served under the name John Simpson, was a stretcher bearer with the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) during the Gallipoli Campaign. After landing at Anzac Cove on 25 April 1915, he obtained a donkey and began carrying wounded soldiers from the frontline to the beach, for evacuation. He did this for three and a half weeks, often under fire, until he was killed. Simpson and his Donkey are a key part of the "Anzac legend".
Anzac Cove-Gallıpolı "those heroes that shed their blood and lost their lives! you are now lying in the soil of a friendly country therefore rest in pecae. there is no difference between the johnnies and mehmet's to us where they lie side here in this country of ours. you, the mothers! who sent their sons from far away countries wipe away your tears. your sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace after having lost their lives on this land they have become our sons as well. ATATÜRK"