According to his POW Liberation Questionnaire…
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)…
This is his probate search entry (‘Ockendon’ is misspelt)…
and here he is in The Gazette…
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…