Captain Frederick Henry Mahony

Regiment: 3rd Battalion Cheshire Regiment
Date published: 22/01/1915
Killed in action: Yes
Date of death: 22/10/1914
Age at death: 40
Cemetery: Bethune Town Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Plot: I. A. 3.
Information: Captain Frederick Henry Mahony, 3rd Battalion Cheshire Regiment, entered the Service in August, 1896, was gazetted Lieutenant in June, 1900, and Captain in 1906. He served through the South African War, taking part in the operations in the Orange Free State at Dreitfontein, Vet River and Zand River. Later in the Transvaal, where he took part in the operations near Johannesburg, Pretoria, and Diamond Hill, receiving the Queen's Medal with five clasps; in 1901 he was in Northern Nigeria, and in 1902 in Southern Nigeria, receiving a medal and clasp and an extra clasp for the Ara Expedition. He was a typical Irishman and a born soldier, showing extraordinary bravery and courage during the present campaign, and when his senior officers were put out of action he commanded the first Cheshires and led a brilliant and successful bayonet charge at La Bassée under heavy German artillery fire. He was killed fighting bravely and is buried at Bethune.