Alexandria (Egypt) postcard from Frank to Mary Walker (15 June 1915)

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Alexandria (Egypt) postcard from Frank to Mary Walker (15 June 1915).

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Lemnos Island in Greece - Just a card to let you know I'm well & at present having a short spell away from the scene of operations, but of course we can occassionally hear the heavy bombardment near the narrows. Received a letter from you 1st June. Hope mother is on the mend and also yourself & Jack are well. Love to all from your affect brother, Frank: 

On 5 April 1915 Frank embarked from Alexandria for the Gallipoli Campaign. He was part of the second wave of landings on 25 April 1915 at what is now known as Anzac Cove. Frank was promoted to Corporal on 1 May 1915. Five days later, on 6 May 1915, the 2nd Brigade (including the 7th Battalion) were transferred 20 kilometres south to Cape Helles. They were to assist the British forces during the Second Battle for Krythia (or Krithia) on 6-8 May 1915. The 7th Battalion suffered heavy casualties as a result of this battle. Frank was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) on 1 January 1918 for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty, taking part in several engagements, and at all times setting a fine example of courage and determination. Image: Frank Walker (1883-1953). Courtesy of Trevor Kelly (Australia).

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Alexandria (Egypt) postcard from Frank to Mary Walker (15 June 1915)


First Names:Frank
Last Name:Walker
Date of Birth:1883
Place of Birth:Australia
City:Alexandria, Egypt
Year:1915