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Name: James Mahoney

Burial Number: 1953

Gender: Male

Occupation: Chain Boy: Mechanic; Policeman.

Distinction: Police Constable

Born: 18/9/1891

Died: 28/03/1972

Buried: 28/03/1972


James was born in Bermondsey, London the son of James Edmund Mahoney who was a waterside labourer. James’s mother Ellen had been born in Ireland. The family lived in Warford Place, Bermondsey. As a young man James worked as a “chain boy”. This meant he was responsible for the condition and availability of the “chain” which was used for measuring land and for holding it accurately whilst the surveyor recorded the distance. One chain was 22 yards (66 feet) and made up of 100 links each 7.92 inches (20.1 cm) long. James joined the Royal Navy on 1st November 1915 and his service record shows that he had become a policeman. He was 5ft 10ins tall, with dark brown hair, blue eyes, a fresh complexion and a scar on his right thumb. He served on “President II” twice and also on “Egmont” as a mechanic. His service number was F8979, his conduct “very good” and his physical condition “A1”. He transferred to the RAF at the end of March 1918 and worked as a leading mechanic with a new service number 208979. James was discharged on 30th April 1920. On 27th December 1919, James married Daisy Ann Watts of 110 Marine Parade, Worthing at Holy Trinity church. The service was conducted by the vicar Canon Charles Hollis. (Canon Hollis died in 1941 and is also buried at Heene). James returned to his former occupation of policeman. He and Daisy lived at 3 Chatham Road, Worthing for at least 36 years. James died on 28th March 1972 aged 81. No probate.

Researcher: Angela Levy

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Further Information


Name: James Mahoney

Gender: Male

Born: 18/9/1891

Town: Bermondsey

County: Surrey

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 27/12/1919

Spouse First Name: Daisy

Spouse Second Name: Ann

Spouse Last Name: Watts

Town of Marriage: Worthing

County of Marriage: Sussex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 28/03/1972

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 2: 3

Address line 3: Chatham Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


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Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


16 Warford Place, Bermondsey, Surrey

James aged 36, waterside labourer. Ellen aged 32.James aged 9. Ellen aged 7. Elizabeth aged 5. William aged 4. Mary aged 4 months.



14 Warford Place, Bermondsey, Surrey.

James aged 46, waterside labourer. Ellen aged 42. James aged 19, chain boy. Elizabeth aged 15, tin worker cap maker. William aged 13. Mary aged 10. Agnes aged 8. Catherine aged 5.


3 Chatham Road, Worthing, Sussex.

James Mahoney: 15 September 1891. Police Constable. Police Reserve Sussex Constabulary.

Daisy Mahoney: 10th October 1894. Unpaid Domestic Duties.

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