Grantham military camps postcard. From Frank to Mary Walker (11 March 1918)

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Grantham military camps postcard. From Frank to Mary Walker (11 March 1918).

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On 11 March 1918 Frank wrote to his sister Mary from Grantham military camp: This is a general view of some of the M. G. camps near Grantham. The deer park is over to the right. Hope both Jack & yourself are well. Rem one to all friends. Love from 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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Grantham military camps postcard. From Frank to Mary Walker (11 March 1918)


First Names:Frank
Last Name:Walker
Date of Birth:1883
Place of Birth:Australia
Year:1918
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Grantham military camps postcard. From Frank to Mary Walker (11 March 1918) by Debbie McCauley (Tauranga City Libraries) is Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International