27 October 1985 (Australia)
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At Gallipoli, a man wearing a red cross is seen leading a donkey. This is a representation of the Australia war hero, John Simpson Kirkpatrick. Simpson was famed for ferrying wounded soldiers back from the front lines on a donkey.'Simpson and his donkey' were celebrated as heroes of the campaign. See more
Sometimes attributed as 'traditonal'; also the tune is sometimes noted as 'Dearest Mae' with lyrics written by 'Remos' (Phillip Somer).
Played at Dick's funeral See more