Charles Harold MAHY

MAHY, Charles Harold

Service Numbers: 11, Officer
Enlisted: 1 January 1916
Last Rank: Second Lieutenant
Last Unit: 10th Field Company Engineers
Born: Beechworth, Vic., 1880
Home Town: St Kilda East, Port Phillip, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Civil Engineer
Died: Repatriation Hospital, Heidelberg, Melb. Vic., 27 August 1952, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Brighton General Cemetery, Victoria
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Boer War Service

1 Oct 1899: Involvement Private, SN 11, 1st Victorian Mounted Rifles

World War 1 Service

1 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, SN Officer, 10th Field Company Engineers
20 Jun 1916: Involvement 10th Field Company Engineers
20 Jun 1916: Embarked 10th Field Company Engineers, HMAT Runic, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He displayed the greatest coolness whilst constructing a strong point under continuous heavy fire, inspiring confidence in those working in the vicinity, and rendering first aid to the wounded. It was due to his energy that the work on his sector was completed in time, although under close observation and repeated shelling of the enemy.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Boer War Veteran Dead

Mr. Charles Harold Mahy, who died at the Repatriation Hospital, Heidelberg, after a short Illness, was one of the few surviving South African war veterans. Mr. Mahy joined the South African contingent in Melbourne in 1898 and after continuous service was awarded the Queen's Medal with five clasps. . He was a member of the Australian contingent to the Coronation of King Edward the Seventh. He again saw service in the first world war, when he served with the 10th
Field Company Engineers and was awarded the Military Cross for gallantry at Messines.
Mr. Mahy joined the Railway department in 1901 and on his retirement, three years ago, was an engineer in the Ways and Works branch. He is survived by Mrs. Mahy, two sons and a daughter.

The Age Saturday 30 Aguust 1952 page 4


Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Boer War
Veteran Dead
Mr. Charles Harold Mahy, who died at the Repatriation Hospital, Heidelberg, after a short Illness, was one of the few surviving South African war veterans. Mr. Mahy joined the South African contingent in Melbourne in 1898 and after continuous service was awarded the Queen's Medal with five clasps. He was a member of the Australian contingent to the Coronation of King Edward the Seventh. He again saw service in the first world war,  when he served with the 10th Field Company Engineers and was awarded the Military Cross for gallantry at Messines. Mr. Mahy joined the Railway department in 1901 and on his retirement, three years ago, was an engineer in the Ways and Works branch. He is survived by Mrs. Mahy, two sons and a daughter.