Born: 1880, Whitechapel, London.
Died: 7th July 1917; age 37; KiA.
Enlistment Location: Ipswich.
Date of Entry Therein: 25th April 1915 – Balkans.
Rank: Driver; Service Number: 82559
Regiment: Royal Field Artillery, ‘A’ Battery, 175th Brigade.
Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.
1911 44, Bramford Road, Ipswich.
James was 31 years old, a General Labourer – Chemical Manure Manufacturer. He was married & Head of the Household.
Maurice, 2 months.
In 1907, Ipswich, James married Annie Lilian Leverick, born 1885, Claydon, Suffolk. They had 2 children:
Violet Mahoney, 1908, Ipswich.
Maurice R.J. Mahoney, 1911, Ipswich.
175 Brigade Royal Field Artillery War Diary
The Brigade was at rest in its wagon lines at Westhof Road from the 19th June until the 9th of July. Although the war diary notes at rest it was probably anything but for the men of the brigade. After all the recent activity there would have been kit to clean, horses to look after, guns to be maintained, and various other duties that the British Army employed to keep the men occupied. There may have been some free time for the men, to visit concert parties, YMCA huts etc. Unfortunately the war diary doesn’t go in to detail on the everyday life of the Brigade. The brigade may have used this time to send some of its men on leave.SDGW notes the death of another member of the brigade on 7th July. As they were at rest at this time it is likely that this death was due to wounds received earlier, although SDGW notes him as killed in action.
Driver 82559 James Mahoney of ‘A’ battery is buried at Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension.