Bombardier William J Mahy

22 Sep 1944

William John Mahy was the son of Mr and Mrs E. Mahy, of St Andrew, Guernsey, Channel Islands. He enlisted in the Royal Artillery and volunteered for Airborne forces.

Bombardier Mahy successfully completed parachute training and was posted to 1 Forward Observation Unit (Airborne), Royal Artillery, and took part in Operation Market Garden, (Arnhem).

Bdr Mahy was killed in action on 22 September 1944, aged 26, and is commemorated on the Groesbeek Memorial to the missing.

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By Rod Gibson

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