Indian Mutiny Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He served as a Midshipman in the Indian Navy Naval Brigade. On November 22, 1857, at Dacca, India, Midshipman Mayo headed the charge when his Brigade was ordered to attack two 6-pounder guns manned by mutineers. Under heavy fire Midshipman Mayo was 20 yards in front of his men during the advance and captured the position. For gallantry in action, he was awarded the Victoria Cross Medal.
Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith