Saturday 3 November 2012

Private Thomas Mahoney

Born on 14 February 1886 in Middlesex, England - brother of Robert Mahoney, Canadian Ordnance Corps, His Majesty's Gun Wharf, Halifax, Nova Scotia - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Toronto, Ontario; trade as machine labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 9 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; hazel eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 166th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 11 March 1916 (number 669965) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 or 28 November 1916 - killed in action on 9 April 1917 - name inscribed on the Vimy Memorial, France.

(Updated with a photo of Pte Mahoney's inscription on the Vimy Memorial that I took in August 2012).

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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