Makin, George Leslie (Lieutenant, b.1894 - d.1918)
|Title||Makin, George Leslie (Lieutenant, b.1894 - d.1918)|
|Maker||Makin, George Leslie (Maker)|
|Measurement||2 wallets: 4 cms.|
Collection relating to the First World War service of Lieutenant George Leslie Makin, 5 th Battalion AIF. Collection consists chiefly of 141 letters written by Lieutenant George Leslie Makin to members of his family including his older brother Harry, and several letters of condolence written to Makin's mother by his friends in the AIF.
This extensive collection of personal letters contains numerous references to Makin's friends from the Albert Park-Middle Park area in Melbourne, who served in the AIF. The letters to his mother contain many endearments and expressions of pride and respect for her, and sympathy for the anxiety she must have endured, having two sons away from home on active service.