ID numberRCDIG0000190
TitleLetters from George Leslie Makin to his family, 1917-1918
Collection number1DRL/0473
ClassificationDigitised Collection
Record typeFile
Item count45
Object typeLetters
MakerMakin, George Leslie
Place made
  • France
  • United Kingdom: England
Date made1917-1918
Physical description162 Image/s captured
DescriptionLetters relating to the First World War service of Lieutenant George Leslie Makin, 5th Infantry Battalion. These were sent by George Makin to his parents and brothers, and date from 2 January 1917 to 20 August 1918. Topics covered include the terrible conditions in France during the winter, Makin's experiences in the Battle of Bullecourt and feelings about the progress of the war. Makin also writes often about his feelings of worry for his mother at home, and his exasperation at the difficulty in being granted leave, especially over Christmas.
File contains:
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, France, 2 January 1917;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to Harry [brother], France, 13 January 1917;
Letter from George Leslie Makin his mother, France, 18 January 1917;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to Jim [brother], France, 29 January 1917;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, France, 29 January 1917;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his father, France, 31 January 1917;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, France, 1 February 1917;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to Jim [brother], France, 10 February 1917;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, France, 20 February 1917;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, France, 8 March 1917;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, France, 13 March 1917;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, France, 27 March 1917;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, 31 March 1917;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, France, 14 April 1917;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, France, 12 May 1917;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, France, 4 June 1917;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, France, 14 June 1917;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, France, 25 June 1917;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, France, 8 July 1917;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, France, 25 July 1917;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, France, 31 July 1917;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, France, 12 August 1917;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, France 27 August 1917;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, France, 8 September 1917;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, 3rd London Gen Hospital, Wandsworth, September 1917;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, 30 September 1917;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to Harry, 30 September 1917;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to mother, Kent, 24 October 1917;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, England, 10 November 1917;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, 29 November 1917;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, Warminster, England, 9 December 1917;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, Warminster, England, 13 December 1917;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, Warminster, England, 30 Deceber 1917;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, Warminster, England, 15 January 1918;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, Warminster, England 14 February 1918;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, Warminster, England, 13 March 1918;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, Sandhill Camp, 8 April 1918;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, Sandhill Camp, 3 May 1918;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, Sandhill Camp, England, 26 May 1918;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, Sandhill Camp, 13 June 1918;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, Sandhill Camp, 24 June 1918;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, Sandhill Camp, England, 10 July 1918;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to mother, France, 2 August 1918;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to his mother, France, 17 August 1918;
Letter from George Leslie Makin to Jim , France, 20 August 1918
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