Robert MacTier
Mactier was buried nearby but was later reinterred in the Hem Farm cemetery. His Victoria Cross is displayed at the Australian War Memorial
Australian War Memorial
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, Canberra, Australia.

Honours & Awards

Victoria Cross
Victoria Cross
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British War Medal
British War Medal
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Victory Medal
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Mactier has been commemorated in numerous ways.

In his home town of Tatura, there is a stained glass window in St Andrews Church dedicated to the memory of Mactier and his parents. The Robert Mactier VC Memorial Garden, commonly known as Mactier Park, is also named after him. In 1963 the Soldiers' club at Simpson Barracks
Simpson Barracks
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, Watsonia
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, Victoria
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 was named the "Mactier VC Club" in his honour. It also holds a bust of him by Wallace Anderson.

His name is recorded on panel 99 of the Roll of Honour in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial.

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