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Name: Reginald Milburn Makepeace
Military Cross (MC)
Country: England
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 11, 20
Victories: 17
Born: 27 December 1890
Place of Birth: Darlington, Durham
Died: 28 May 1918 Killed in Flying Accident
Place of Death: Turnberry
 
 
The son of John P. & Mary A. Milburn Makepeace; Reginald Milburn Makepeace's father was a printer, compositor. Went to Canada in 1908; was living in Montreal, Quebec in 1911 and when he enlisted.

Makepeace listed 1887 as the year of his birth when he emigrated to Canada, in 1908. Some sources list him as being born on 27 December 1887 in Liverpool, Lancashire.
 
Military Cross (MC)
2nd Lt. Reginald Milburn Makepeace, R.F.C., Spec. Res.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty whilst on an offensive patrol. He and his gunner shot down three enemy aircraft in quick succession, having attacked a large hostile formation, about twenty in number, with great dash and determination.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 29 Jun 1917 1330 20 F.E.2d (A6498) 1 Albatros D.III (OOC) Houthem
2 06 Jul 1917 1830 20 F.E.2d (A6457) 2 Albatros D.III (OOC) Comines
3 27 Jul 1917 1945-2040 20 F.E.2d (A6458) 3 Albatros D.III (DESF) Menin
4 27 Jul 1917 1945-2040 20 F.E.2d (A6458) 3 Albatros D.III (OOC) Polygon Wood
5 27 Jul 1917 1945-2040 20 F.E.2d (A6458) 3 Albatros D.III (OOC) S of Polygon Wood
6 28 Jul 1917 0920 20 F.E.2d (A1956) 3 Albatros D.III (OOC) Kezelbars
7 16 Aug 1917 0905 20 F.E.2d (A3) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) 9 Zonnebeke
8 17 Aug 1917 2000 20 F.E.2d (B1897) 4 Albatros D.V (OOC) E of Polygon Wood
9 03 Sep 1917 1010 20 Bristol F.2b (B7214) 1 Albatros D.V (DESF) Menin-Wervicq
10 05 Sep 1917 1117 20 Bristol F.2b (B7203) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) W of Lille
11 11 Sep 1917 1400 20 Bristol F.2b (B7214) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) E of Menin
12 17 Oct 1917 0840 20 Bristol F.2b (B7255) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) Zonnebeke
13 17 Oct 1917 0905 20 Bristol F.2b (B7255) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) NE of Zonnebeke
14 15 Nov 1917 1500 20 Bristol F.2b (B7193) 5 Albatros D.V (OOC) Moorslede
15 22 Dec 1917 1415 20 Bristol F.2b (B7255) 6 Albatros D.V (DES) Moorslede
16 04 Jan 1918 1200 20 Bristol F.2b (B7255) 7 Albatros D.V (OOC) Menin
17 28 Jan 1918 1715 11 Bristol F.2b 8 DFW C (OOC) N of Bourlon Wood

1 Observer Lt Melville Waddington
2 Observer 2Lt W D Kennard
3 Observer Pvt S Pilbrow
4 Observer Gnr J McMechan
5 Observer 2Lt W T V Harmer
6 Observer Lt George Brooke
7 Observer Capt John Hedley
8 Pilot 2Lt John Chick
9 Shared with 2Lt William Durrand & 2Lt J P Flynn
 
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