VENEZIA - Canal Grande preso dalle Arcate del Fondaco dei Turchi e Palazzo Vendramin postcard. Eva Tonkin inviting Mary Walker to Frank's medal presentation (25 April 1919)

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VENEZIA - Canal Grande preso dalle Arcate del Fondaco dei Turchi e Palazzo Vendramin postcard. Eva Tonkin inviting Mary Walker to Frank's medal presentation (25 April 1919).

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On 25 April 1919, Eva Tonkin wrote to Frank's sister Mary to invite her to Frank's medal presentation - My dear Mary, We were wondering of you would like to come to Melb as Frank is having his medal presented, you know you are welcome Mary anytime - your bed is empty, as Meg has left us. She is living with her cousin now until she fets tired of it - of course we would love to have you and Jack. With love from my friend Eva Tonkin

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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VENEZIA - Canal Grande preso dalle Arcate del Fondaco dei Turchi e Palazzo Vendramin postcard. Eva Tonkin inviting Mary Walker to Frank's medal presentation (25 April 1919)


First Names:Frank
Last Name:Walker
Date of Birth:1883
Place of Birth:Australia
Year:1919
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