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John Bernard Mackey
Birth: May 16, 1922
Death: May 12, 1945

World War II Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He served as a Corporal in the 2/3rd Pioneer Battalion, Australian Military Forces. In actions at Tarakan Island, Borneo, May 12, 1945, Corporal Mackey led his men along a very narrow spur where it was almost impossible to move to a flank. The section came under fire from three well sited enemy positions. Corporal Mackey charged the first position, killing one of the enemy and then rushed second post, killing the crew. He again attacked a third position further along the spur and was killed, but not before he had accounted for two more of the enemy. For gallantry in the faced of the enemy, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross Medal. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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Labuan War Cemetery
Labuan
Federal Territory of Labuan, Malaysia
 
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Record added: Dec 09, 2003
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John Bernard Mackey
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John Bernard Mackey
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