Thomas Heazle Parke Statue, Dublin 2
The statue in front of the Natural History Museum is that of Thomas Heazle Parke, a Co. Leitrim man, who distinguished himself as a doctor in the service of the British Army in Africa.
He served on the relief expedition to Khartoum to relieve the doomed General Gordon in 1885 and accompanied Sir Henry Stanley on his famous Nile Expedition of 1887.
He died in Scotland in 1893 and his coffin was brought back to Ireland
and drawn on a gun carriage from the Dublin docks to Broadstone station.
He was buried in Drumsna.
A bronze statue of Parke stands on Merrion Street in Dublin, outside the Natural History Museum.
On the granite pedestal is a bronze plaque depicting the incident on August 13, 1887 when Parke sucked the poison from an arrow wound in the chest of Capt. William G. Stairs to save his life. He is also commemorated by a bust in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.
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