Letters from James Joseph Makin to his family, 1915 - 1916

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Accession Number RCDIG0001425
Collection number 1DRL/0474
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 32
Object type Letters
Physical description 101 Image/s captured
Maker Makin, James Joseph
Place made At sea, Egypt, France, United Kingdom: England
Date made 1915 - 1916
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Description

Letters relating to the First World War service of Private James Joseph Makin. These letters, sent to his mother, father, and brother, were written between 5 October 1915 and 7 November 1916 and cover topics including his voyage to Egypt, life in camp in Cairo, and his time spent in France in 1916. The last five letters were sent from England, where Makin was recovering from shell shock. Two of the letters in this file are incomplete.
This file contains:
Letter from Private James Joseph Makin to his mother, 5 October 1915;
Letter from Private James Joseph Makin to his mother and father, at sea, 14 February 1916;
Letter from Private James Joseph Makin to his mother and father, at sea, 29 February 1916;
Letter from Private James Joseph Makin to his mother and father, Cairo, Egypt, 10 March 1916;
Letter from Private James Joseph Makin to his mother and father, Cairo, Egypt, 11 March 1916;
Letter from Private James Joseph Makin to his mother and father, Cairo, Egypt, 18 March 1916;
Letter from Private James Joseph Makin to his mother and father, at sea, 23 March 1916;
Letter from Private James Joseph Makin to his mother and father, France, 31 March 1916;
Letter from Private James Joseph Makin to his mother and father, France, 4 April 1916;
Letter from Private James Joseph Makin to his mother and father, France, 9 April 1916;
Letter from Private James Joseph Makin to his mother and father, France, 17 April 1916;
Letter from Private James Joseph Makin to [his brother] Perce, France, 18 April 1916;
Letter from Private James Joseph Makin to his mother, France, 29 April 1916
Letter from Private James Joseph Makin to his father, France, 1 May 1916;
Letter from Private James Joseph Makin to his mother and father, France, 7 May 1916;
Letter from Private James Joseph Makin to his mother and father, France, 15 May 1916;
Letter from Private James Joseph Makin to his mother and father, France, 27 May 1916;
Letter from Private James Joseph Makin to [his brother] Perce, France, 28 May 1916;
Letter from Private James Joseph Makin to his mother and father, France, 4 June 1916;
Letter from Private James Joseph Makin to his mother and father, France, 11 June 1916;
Letter from Private James Joseph Makin to his mother and father, France, 25 June 1916;
Letter from Private James Joseph Makin to his mother and father, France, 3 July 1916;
Letter from Private James Joseph Makin to his mother and father, France, 8 July 1916;
Letter from Private James Joseph Makin to his mother and father, France, 15 July 1916;
Pages 5 and 6 of a letter from Private James Joseph Makin, n.d.;
Letter from Private James Joseph Makin to his mother and father, France, 20 July 1916;
Single page from letter from James Joseph Makin to unknown recipient, n.d.;
Typed note from Private James Joseph Makin, County of London War Hospital, Epsom, 7 August 1916;
Letter from Private James Joseph Makin to his mother and father, County of London War Hospital, Epsom, 10 August 1916;
Letter from Private James Joseph Makin to his mother and father, Epsom, Surrey, 18 August 1916.
Letter from Private James Joseph Makin to his mother and father, Chester, 20 September 1916;
Letter from Private James Joseph Makin to his mother and father, No 1 Command Depot, Penham Down, Harts, 7 November 1916