RAF 1453320 W/O Robert Hubert Makin POW

According to his POW Liberation Questionnaire…

http://stichting-vliegeniersmonument-giessenlanden-wo2.nl/English/12-6-1943%20Halifax%20II%20JB785%20crashed%20near%20Giessenburg.html

he was born 23 Feb 1923, and was an accountant’s clerk on enlisting in June 1941.
His address was ‘Grange View’, Common Road, Newton-le-Willows.

We have his father as Robert Makin and his mother as Margaret Ann Moulden,
with their marriage about Nov 1920 Warrington reg. dist., and believe that he had four siblings:
– Betty A. Makin
– Cyril W. Makin
– Dorothy E. Makin
– Gordon T. Makin

Cyril looks to have married Olive S. Wilkinson, and Gordon seems to have married Marie Hatton, having a daughter Ann M. Makin.

In the Lancashire Evening Post 30 Sep 1946, we have a reference to an engagement
for Robert to a Ruth Livesey. This item gives ‘Grange View’ as No. 91, which Zoopla
has as this site (from Google Maps Street View)…

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/search/91+common+road,+Newton-le-Willows/@53.454103,-2.65597,3a,62y,120.7h,77.87t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sN63E3ScR4wqz1OGaDwq_Kg!2e0

This is his probate search entry (‘Ockendon’ is misspelt)…

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and here he is in The Gazette…

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/47524/page/5303/data.pdf

along with the name ‘Ruth Elizabeth Makin’ as his personal representative. Is this his widow, or is it a different relative?

His profession is given as ‘schoolmaster’. Which school did he teach at?

There’s an eyewitness who remembers him, wounded, approaching the farm for help…

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