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A statue of ‘Simpson and his Donkey’ commemorates the work of the health services of the Australian Defence Force.

Simpson was chosen as the subject for the monument in part because of the strong South Australian link with the Australian Army Medical Corps.  Adelaide was home to the 3rd Field Ambulance from the First World War until 1995.


Address:War Memorial Drive & Sir Edwin Smith Avenue, Angas Gardens, Adelaide, 5000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.915523
Long: 138.599643
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:Conflict
Monument Designer:Robert Hannaford


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 9th February, 2012
Front Inscription

Australian Defence Force Health Service Memorial

So, forever let it be thus,
we will care for those who dare
place themselves in harm`s way for us

Plaque :

In Recognition Of Outstanding Support

Macquarie Bank Foundation
ASC Pty Limited
Government of South Australia
Mr Alan Young AM & Mr David Baker, Baker Young Stockbrokers
Nova Systems
SA Lotteries

In memory of
FN Le Messurier DSO, HS Newland DSO, JS VErco, TG Wilson
1st Australian Stationary Hospital 1914 - 1915
Australia Army Medical Corps

R&SL Clubs of South Australia
ANZAC Day Commemoration Council
Mr Robert Atkinson AM RFD & Mrs Pauline Atkinson
BAE Systems
Mr & Mrs Robert & Sheryn Foord, Proud Australia Group
Mr Robert Gerard AO
Healthscope Limited

Source: MA
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