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Ernest William MAKEPEACE

Regimental number2628
Place of birthBendigo Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationRubber worker
Address353 Cardigan Street, Carlton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs S Makepeace, 353 Cardigan Street, Carlton, Victoria
Enlistment date14 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 26 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Machine Gun Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Work on 9 August 1918 near Harbonnieres.'
Recommendation date: 17 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 30 April 1919

Military Medal

'On 9th August 1918 this Officer and Sergeant having become casualties, Corporal MAKEPEACE although wounded and badly shaken by a shell which put one of his gun crews out of action repeatedly showed himself a capable and skilful leader. During the advance East of HARBONNIERES he personally captured six prisoners who had been inflicting casualties by sniping our men. He handed over these prisoners to the Infantry and established his guns on the extreme flank of an Infantry Battalion where heavy opposition was encountered.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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