Commemorates WWII Victoria Cross recipient Major John Keefer Mahony, V.C., (b.1911-d.1990), "A" Company, Westminster Regiment (Motor). On May 24th, 1944, Maj. Mahony's company was ordered to cross the Melfa River, Italy to establish a bridgehead. His persistence and bravery, despite his wounds, led to him being awarded the Victoria Cross.
Approval Date: 1944-12-21
CGNDB ID: LAOSI