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VC1333    John Bernard Mackey

Name   John Bernard Mackey    No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   1333   Awards   VC    

Regiment   Australian Military Forces, 2/3rd Pioneer Battalion



Rank VC Won   Corporal

Rank End Of Career   Corporal

Place Of Birth   Leichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Place Of Death   Tarakan Island, Sulawesi Sea, off the coast of North Borneo

Buried/Location Ashes    Labuan War Cemetery, small island in Brunei Bay, 2 miles from Victoria Township, Malaysia


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)     Plot/Grave no.   Plot XXVII, Row C, Grave 9

Gazetted    8 November 1945

VC Presented   1 January 1946, Governor-General of Australia, Duke of Gloucester, Australia


Headstone, Labuan War Cemetery, small island in Brunei Bay, 2 miles from Victoria Township, Malaysia

Named on Roll of Honour, Area 73, Australia War Memorial, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Obelisk,  RSL Building, Portland, NSW, Australia

Memorial Plaque, Leichhardt War Memorial, Pioneer's Park, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Display at Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT, Australia

P  VC Heroes Walk, Anzac Memorial Park, The Strand, Townsville, Q, Australia

John Mackay VC Rest Area, Hume Highway, Moss Vale, NSW, Australia

P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, Queen Victoria Building, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Memorial Plaque on  Kokoda Memorial Walkway, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Mackey Place, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Mackey Road, Loxwood, SA, Australia

By The Way…

VC Held By

Australian War Memorial, Hall of Valour, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia



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BORN    16 May 1922

DIED  12 May 1945    AGE    24

VC Won  12 May 1945  AGE   24

Place VC Won   Tarakan Island, Sulawesi Sea, North Borneo

War/Campaign   Second World War

Second World War

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