Patrick James Mahoney

July 20, 2015

MAHONEY, Patrick James- – – – SPC 1904-1905

DoB:- – 1890, Bairnsdale, VIC

Father:- – Patrick Mahoney

Mother:- – Elizabeth

James, as he was known at St Patrick’s, was a boarder from a small town in the far north east of Victoria, Bendoc. He matriculated in 1905 in the following subjects: French, English, Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry and History, and he received a prize for his commendable results. James was also a Prefect in the Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Service No:- 5049

Rank:- – Private

Unit:- – 6th Machine Gun Coy

Patrick James Mahoney enlisted on 29 February 1916, aged 25 years and 11 months. He was five feet, nine and five eighth inches tall, a single man whose occupation was engineer.

Private Mahoney embarked from Melbourne aboard the Themistocles on 28 July 1916, disembarking at Plymouth, and proceeding to Folkstone for further training. He marched out to France with his unit on 16 November. He was admitted to hospital in France with influenza and trench foot on 1 June 1916, and had recovered sufficiently by 15 June to rejoin his unit.

On 5 November 1917, Private Patrick James Mahoney was killed in action in Belgium. He was 27 years old. He is remembered at Birr Cross Roads Military Cemetery, Belgium.