Frank Humphrey MAKIN

MAKIN, Frank Humphrey

Service Number: 149
Enlisted: 12 February 1915
Last Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Last Unit: 6th Field Ambulance
Born: Gawler, South Australia, 25 November 1875
Home Town: North Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Trinity College, Melbourne, Victoria, Austrlia
Occupation: Medical student
Died: North Adelaide, SA, 20 September 1961, aged 85 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Privately Cremated
Memorials: Gawler Council Gawler Men Who Answered the Call WW1 Roll of Honor, Hackney St Peter's College Honour Board, North Adelaide Christ Church Honour Board
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Boer War Service

1 Oct 1899: Involvement Trooper, 149, 2nd South Australian Mounted Rifles

World War 1 Service

12 Feb 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Major, 8th Field Ambulance
4 Jun 1915: Involvement Major, 6th Field Ambulance
4 Jun 1915: Embarked Major, 6th Field Ambulance, HMAT Ajana, Melbourne
18 Sep 1917: Promoted Australian and Colonial Military Forces - Boer War Contingents, Lieutenant Colonel
Date unknown: Wounded 6th Field Ambulance

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Biography contributed by Robert Kearney

Joined the second South Australia Contingent as assistant to Lieutenant Surgeon Jermyn

In WW1 enlisted as a Major with 6th Field Ambulance, landed at Gallipoli 28 April

Appointed Lieutenant Colonel 1917

Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

Son of Louisa Caroline (nee Duffield) & Frank Makin.

Husband of Ivah Gladys Makin. Died 1999.
He was a Physician prior to enlisting on 12 February 1915. He served as a Major with the Australian Army Medical Corps, 6th Field Ambulance.
He returned to Australia in 1918 and declared medically unfit.