Letters from George Leslie Makin to his family, 1916

Unit 5th Australian Infantry Battalion
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Accession Number RCDIG0000189
Collection number 1DRL/0473
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 52
Object type Letters
Physical description 140 Image/s captured
Maker Makin, George Leslie
Place made Belgium, France, United Kingdom: England, Dorset, Weymouth, United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London, United Kingdom: England, Kent
Date made 1916
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Description

Letters relating to the First World War service of Lieutentant George Leslie Makin, 5th Infantry Battalion. These were sent by George Makin to his parents and brothers, and date from 5 January 1916 to 22 December 1916. The contents of these letters include Makin describing conditions in France, including trenches and the winter weather. He describes watching a stricken Zeppelin crash into the sea near the mouth of the Thames, and recounts memories of the action at Lone Pine. He also shares his feelings about losing his seniority due to a long illness and convalescence, and about the conscription referendum in Australia.
File contains:
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother and father, London, 5 January 1916;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother and father, Edinburgh, 15 January 1916;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother and father, London, 24 January 1916
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, 3 February 1916;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, Devonshire, 7 February 1916;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, 16 February 1916;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to Harry [brother], London, 20 February 1916;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, London, 22 February 1916;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, London, 2 March 1916;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother from George, London, 9 March 1916;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to Harry [brother], London, 14 March 1916;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, Abbey Wood, Kent, 22 March 1916;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, Abbey Wood, Kent, 29 March 1916;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, Abbey Wood, Kent, 4 April 1916;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to Harry [brother], Abbey Wood, Kent, 4 April 1916;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, Abbey Wood, Kent, 12 April 1916;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to Gert and Perce, Abbey Wood, 19 April 1916;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, Abbey Wood, 19 April 1916;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to Jim [brother], Abbey Wood, 23 April 1916;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, Abbey Wood, 3 May 1916;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to Harry [brother], Abbey Wood, 3 May 1916;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, Weymouth, 11 May 1916;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to to Harry [brother], Weymouth, 16 May 1916;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to Perce, Weymouth, 28 May 1916;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, Weymouth, 29 May 1916;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to Harry [brother], Westham Camp, 2 June 1916;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, Weymouth, 6 June 1916;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, France, 15 June 1916;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, France, 23 June 1916;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to Jim [brother], France, 1 July 1916
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, France, 8 July 1916;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, France, 13 July 1916;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to Jim [brother], Belgium, 26 July 1916;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, France, 2 August 1916;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to Harry [brother], France, 9 August 1916;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, France, 27 August 1916;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to Harry [brother], in the field, 30 August 1916;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, 15 September 1916;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, Belgium. 4 October 1916;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, France, 11 October 1916;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, France, 27 October 1916;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to Harry [brother], France, 28 October 1916;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, France, 8 November 1916;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, France, 9 November 1916;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to Jim [brother], France, 9 November 1916;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, France, 20 November 1916;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to Jim [brother], France, 20 November 1916;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, France, 28 November 1916;
Letter from George Lelsie Makin to Jim [brother], France, 28 November 1916;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, France, 3 December 1916;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, France, 22 December 1916;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to Harry [brother], France, 22 December 1916