Maloney, John

Maloney, John

Regiment: King’s Shropshire Light Infantry

Rank: Private

Service No: 3445 (2512 is militia)

Boer War service: ended 4 Jul 1902

Date of enlistment: 2 Mar 1891

Date of discharge: 4 Jul 1902

Reason for discharge: Killed in Action

Other information: Not commemorated on KSLI Boer War monument in Shrewsbury


Queen’s South Africa Medal


Cape Colony

Born: John Maloney (but also known as Mullany, Mullaney and Malloney) in 1874 in Whitchurch, Shropshire.

Family: He was the youngest of four children born to James Maloney, a hawker and general labourer, and his wife Mary. No marriage has been traced for John.

Residence: From at least 1871 to 1891 his parents lived at 1 Yardington, Whitchurch. Whilst this address is on his service record, the 1881 Census does not show him at this address. In 1891 he was living at the Shropshire Light Infantry barracks in Shrewsbury, Shropshire.

Employment: Occupation given as plumber employed by Mr Bristoe at time of Attestation

Death: Killed in action at Peitermaritzburg, South Africa on 4 July 1902

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