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ANZAC LEGENDS OF GALLIPOLI
The first Digger to receive the VC, Jacka took a trench at Gallipoli singlehandedly on May 19, 1915, killing seven Turks and holding the ground all night. He made it home, but died of old wounds aged 39.
English-born John Simpson Kirkpatrick was a Queensland canecutter who joined up in 1914 as a stretcher-bearer. At Gallipoli, he used a donkey to ferry the wounded under fire – until his luck ran out.
Martin trained as a cadet at school and added four years to his age on the army recruiting form. He died at Gallipoli of a winter fever, aged 14 years 9 months – the youngest casualty of war.
Campbell enlisted at 16 and was nicknamed “The Kid” on the troopship to Gallipoli. Wounded at Anzac Cove, he was discharged as a veteran at 17. He was the last of the Gallipoli Anzacs to die, in 2002.
Light Horseman Throssell won a VC for his Gallipoli gallantry at Hill 60 where, though wounded, he refused to leave his post. He returned a hero, albeit damaged – and took his own life in 1933.