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.