Makin family group. Fathers Boer War (Natal) pair West Yorks. Son 2/7th Manchesters, KIA October 1917. Leeds, Yorkshire. Tyne Cot


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All mounted on replacement ribbons with some glue residue where they have been in frame by look of things

Boer War Queens and Kings South Africa Medals

QSA 2704 Pte E Makins W Yorkshire Regt         Clear ghost dates

KSA 2704 Pte E Makin W York Regt

(both have slight EKs, QSA has an ‘s’ on the end of surname)

Edward Makin senior was born 9th March 1870 at Leeds Yorkshire.

He was a waiter by occupation and joined the West Yorkshire Regiment on 11th June 1890 (at this time he was already serving with 4th Bn West Yorks)

He served

Home 16th June 1890 to 9th June 1897

A Reserve 10th June 1897 to 7th March 1898

Home 1898 to 19th October 1899

South Africa 20th October 1899 to 12th October 1902

He was discharged at the end of his 1st period of engagement 12th October 1902


WW1 BWM and Victory to

42787 Pte E Makin Manch R

Edward Jr was born in Aldershot c1898.  He lived in Leeds with his family and was a chauffeurs help by occupation.

He attested for general service 29th May 1916 and was mobilised on 24th January 1917. He proceeded to France 4th June 1917, he joined the 2/7th Manchesters on 20th June 1917. He was killed in action on the 8th October 1917 during the Battle of Passchendaele and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial


Comes with printouts of some of the research.

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