3-3756 Pte James MALONEY 3rd Batt York and Lancaster Regiment

3-3756 Pte James MALONEY York + Lancs

3-3756 Pte James MALONEY York + Lancs


James MALONEY was born at Brightside, Sheffield in 1873. He lived with his sister Mary Ann BESTALL and her family at 81 Bramwell Street, Crookesmoor, Sheffield. In the 1911 census he is listed as a boarder at that address. Employed as a general labourer James enlisted into the army at Sheffield at the age of 41 on 30th August 1914.

Bramwell Street - Crookesmoor 1966

Bramwell Street – Crookesmoor 1966


James was enlisted into the York and Lancaster Regiment where he was given service number 3-3756 and attached to the 3rd Battalion. On the 7th January 1915 he was posted to the 1st Battalion York and Lancs and entered the Western Front theatre of operation on the 15th January 1915.

On the 11th April 1915 James received a serious head wound caused by gun shot and was evacuated back to England on 13th April 1915 where he received treatment for his wounds and he was transferred back to the 3rd Batt York and Lancs at Sunderland.

James was then considered unfit for service overseas and was sent to join a number of other regiments.

On 1st April 1916 he was transferred to 3rd Home Service Garrison Batt Northumberland Fusiliers and subsequently transferred to 2nd Home Service Batt Prince Of Wales Own West Yorkshire Regiment as part of 7th Battalion Royal Defence Corps and given service number 46915.

On the 18th June 1918 James transferred again, this time to the 18th Batt York and Lancs where he re-entered france on the 3rd July 1918 with service number 62093 and eventually transferred to the reserves on 14th February 1919.