Makant, Robert Keith –

Third and youngest son of John William Makant, J.P., and Florence Makant, of Gilnow Lodge, Bolton, Lancashire. Educated at Harrow School. Gazetted second lieutenant 5th Bn., Loyal North Lancashire Regiment 05/10/1914. Promoted Captain 01/06/1916. Served in the 1st/5th Bn., Loyal North Lancashire Regiment and the Royal Flying Corps during WWI. Wounded in the right buttock at Menin Road 20/09/1917. Captain Makant was murdered aged 26 years in Kurdistan in an ambush by Kurds whilst still on military service 18/06/1922. Captain Makant was well-known as a Cricketer.

Personal details

  • Surname: Makant
  • Forename: Robert Keith
  • Date of birth: June 28th, 1895
  • Birth place: Bolton, Lancashire
  • Place of residence: Bolton, Lancashire
  • Gender: Male
  • Age of death: 26
  • Place of death: Not known
  • Date of death: June 18th, 1922
  • Casualty type: Not known

Service details

  • Rank: Captain
  • Unit: Not known
  • Service number: Not known
  • Regiment: H.M. Iraq Levies
  • Enlistment date: Not known
  • Enlistment location: Not known
  • Conflict: WW1 & zMISC


  • Service medals: St / V / BW
  • Silver War badge: Not known
  • Awards: M.C. & Bar


  • CWGC Memorial: Not known
  • CWGC reference: Not known

Local newspaper entries

  • Bolton Journal and Guardian entries: 05/01/1917 16/02/1917 09/03/1917 03/08/1917 28/09/1917 30/06/1922
  • Bolton Journal and Guardian references: 6e* 6f 6g 6g 6d *
  • Bolton Chronicle: 15/06/1917 03/08/1917 28/09/1917

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