Boulogne-sur-Mer, le Paquebot de Folkestone accostant à son arrivée d'angleterre postcard. Frank to Mary Walker from France (27 October 1916)

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Boulogne-sur-Mer, le Paquebot de Folkestone accostant à son arrivée d'angleterre postcard. Frank to Mary Walker from France (27 October 1916).

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On 27 October 1916 Frank wrote to his sister Mary - It is raining like mad and the mud is not inches deep, but feet. A couple of mules got stuck in it today and had to be shot. Had a nice letter from Mr Lee yesterday and he wished to be remb to you all, may not be able to write you for a week or two as we are likely to be busy. Can't tell you where we are but things are moving some, perhaps you can guess. Love to Jack & yourself from you 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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Boulogne-sur-Mer, le Paquebot de Folkestone accostant à son arrivée d'angleterre postcard. Frank to Mary Walker from France (27 October 1916)


First Names:Frank
Last Name:Walker
Date of Birth:1883
Place of Birth:Australia
Year:1916
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