ID numberRCDIG0000188
TitleCorrespondence from George Leslie Makin to his family, 1914-1915
Collection number1DRL/0473
ClassificationDigitised Collection
Record typeFile
Item count43
Object type
  • Letters
  • Postcard
MakerMakin, George Leslie
Place made
  • At sea
  • Egypt: Cairo
  • Egypt: North Egypt, Mena
  • Greece: Aegean Islands, Lemnos
  • Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
  • United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London
  • United Kingdom: Scotland, Edinburgh
Date made1914-1915
Physical description95 Image/s captured
DescriptionLetters and postcards relating to the First World War service of Lieutenant George Leslie Makin, 5th Battalion. These were sent by George Makin to his parents and brothers, and date from 12 September 1914 - 28 December 1915. In the earlier letters, Makin describes life on HMAT Orvieto during the voyage to Cairo, routine and conditions at Mena camp and sightseeing in Egypt and homesickness. In later letters, he writes about his experiences at Gallipoli, including at Lone Pine. The last of these letters talk about Makin's time in hospital in London.
File contains:
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother and father, SS Orvieto, 12 September 1914;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, Orvieto, 25 October 1914;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother and father, SS Orvieto, 23 November 1914;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to Harry [brother], Orvieto, 23 November 1914;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother and father, SS Orvieto, 29 November 1914;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother and father, Egypt, 9 December 1914;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother and father, Mena, Egypt, 13 December 1914;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother and father, Mena, Egypt, 20 December 1914;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to Harry [brother[, Mena, Egypt, 20 December 1914;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother and father, Mena, Egypt, 4 January 1915;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to Harry [brother], Mena, Egypt, 6 January 1915;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, Egypt, 16 January 1915;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother and father, Egypt, 25 January 1915;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother and father, Cairo, Egypt, 31 January 1915;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, Mena, Egypt, 3 February 1915;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother and father, Mena, Egypt, 14 February 1915;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to Harry [brother], Mena, Egypt, 14 February 1915;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, Mena, Egypt, 25 February 1915;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, Mena, Egypt, 6 March 1915;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, Mena, Egypt, 13 March 1915;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, Mena, Egypt, 20 March 1915;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, Mena, Egypt, 27 March 1915;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to Jim [brother], Egypt, 7 April 1915;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother and father, 19 April 1915;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother and father, Gallipoli, 10 June 1915;
Postcard from George Leslie Makin to his mother and father, 20 June 1915;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother and father, Gallipoli, 3 July 1915;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother and father, Gallipoli, 9 July 1915;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, Turkey, 22 July 1915;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, Turkey, 19 August 1915;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother and father, Turkey, 28 August 1915;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother and father, Lemnos, 12 September 1915;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to Jim [brother], Lemnos, 15 September 1915;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother and father, Lemnos, 21 September 1915;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother and father from George, No 18 Stationary Hospital, Lemnos, 14 October 1915;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to Harry [brother], Lemnos, 16 October 1915;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, Lemnos, 24 October 1915;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, Lemnos, 31 October 1915;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his to mother and father, Lemnos, 10 November 1915;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother and father from George, England, 5 December 1915;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother and father, London, 13 December 1915;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to Harry [brother], London, 14 December 1915;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother and father, London, 28 December 1915;
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