Robert Mactier V.C. - Tatura, Australia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member blingg
S 36° 26.433 E 145° 13.919
55H E 341536 N 5965733
Quick Description: A statue of a Victoria Cross recipient born and raised in Tatura.
Location: Victoria, Australia
Date Posted: 8/29/2018 10:00:51 PM
Waymark Code: WMZ26R
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:
The Robert Mactier statue is situated in the VC Memorial Garden in Hogan Street in Tatura and was unveiled in October 2014.It acknowledges the bravery for which Private Mactier made the ultimate sacrifice and was thus posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross in 1918.
Robert Mactier VC was a battalion runner serving in the First World War when he was sent forward by an officer to determine the cause of a delay to the battalion moving into its jumping off position. Finding the cause to be an enemy machine gun, Private Mactier jumped out of the trench and charged the gun, killing its crew of six before charging two other machine guns, killing more crews and causing at least 40 enemy soldiers to surrender. After enabling his battalion to form up on time he was tragically killed by fire from a fourth machine gun.

Front Inscription
PRIVATE ROBERT MACTIER V.C.
1ST SEPTEMBER 1918.
It Was Entirely Due To This Man`s Exceptional Bravery And Determination In Successively Attacking Single Handed In Broad Daylight Three Enemy Posotions That His Battalion Was Able To Move To Its Jumping Off Trench And Carry Out The Successful Operation Of Capturing The Village Of Mont. St. Quentin
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