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VC1268    John Keefer Mahony

Name   John Keefer Mahony    No.      

VC Issue No.   1268   Awards   VC    

Regiment   Canadian Infantry Corps, Westminster (Motor) Regiment

Later    

Now   

Rank VC Won    Major

Rank End Of Career   Major

Place Of Birth   New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada

Place Of Death   St Mary's Hospital, London, Ontario, Canada

Buried/Location Ashes   Mount Pleasant Crematorium, London, Ontario, Canada

Cremated   Mount Pleasant Crematorium, London, Ontario, Canada

Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone    Ashes     Plot/Grave no.  

Gazetted    13 July 1944

VC Presented   3 December 1944, King George VI, Buckingham Palace, London, England

Memorials

Memorial Plaque at Trail Royal Canadian Legion Post, British Columbia, Canada

Memorial Plaque, Victoria Cross Park, Calgary, Alberta, Canada


By The Way…

Before the war he was a local reporter for The Province newspaper, in British Columbia


VC Held By

Canadian War Museum, 1 Vimy Place, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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BORN    30 June 1911

DIED  16 December 1990   AGE    79

VC Won   24 May 1944   AGE   32

Place VC Won   Melfa Bridgehead, Italy

War/Campaign   Second World War

Second World War