Captain JM Makower

Captain JM Makower

Captain John Moritz Makower MC commanded the Intelligence Section attached to 101 Special Wireless Section in the Western Desert campaign. The citation for his Military Cross records that ‘The unit concerned has often had to work under conditions of considerable danger from enemy fire, but this has made no difference to the standard of his work.’

His medals are, from left to right: OBE, Military Medal, 1939-45 Star, Africa Star, Italy Star, France and Germany Star, Defence Medal and War Medal with Mention in Despatches Oakleaf.

A painting by noted artist Terence Cuneo that depicts the actions of Captain Makower OBE MC and Sergeant Bill Swain MM (Military Medal), both Intelligence Corps, hangs in the Officers’ Mess at Chicksands.