The AIF Project

Christopher Reid MAHONEY

Regimental number4240
Place of birthMudgee, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
Address54 Gordon Street, Paddington, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs. A. Mahoney, 54 Gordon Street, Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date27 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAdministrative Headquarters
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'Work near Hesbecourt on 18 September 1918.'
Recommendation date: 2 October 1918

FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Annie MAHONEY. Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance.
Medals

Military Medal

'On the 18th September, 1918, during operations east of HESBECOURT, Private MAHONEY who is No. 2 on the Lewis Gun, showed great initiative and determination when his Company was held up by enemy machine guns. He took charge of the gun section after his Corporal had been killed and immediately went forward and silenced the machine gun nests. In one instance he wetn forward by himself and by silencing this nest displayed great personal courage setting a splendid example to his comrades.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: 4208 Lance Corporal Ralph James MAHONEY, 56th Bn, returned to Australia, 2 May 1919.
Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death24 June 1939
Age at death45
Place of burialDubbo Cemetery, New South Wales

Print format