Mr GEPP — I was delighted to be invited to attend the 100th anniversary plaque unveiling ceremony for Private Robert Mactier, VC, in Tatura on the weekend. The exploits of Private Mactier are well‑known throughout the community. As a runner in France, when his unit was under attack he was sent out by his commanding officer and single‑handedly took on the responsibility of taking out three machine‑gun garrisons. Unfortunately, he was killed by the fourth one, but his acts of bravery certainly paved the way for many other lives to be preserved. It was a great honour to meet members of the Mactier family, including his great‑nephew Andrew, as well as Jack and Hamish, along with the great Keith Payne, VC, AM, from Queensland.