Born 1883 July-September quarter in Salford District, Lancashire

Married March 15th 1908 to Annie May Toon at St Mary’s Church, Radcliffe on Trent.

Children: Dulcie May born 1908, Grace Toon born 1910, Salford, and John F  born 1918, Bingham District

Died 25 October 1967, Salford District age 84

1891 Census

Age seven, living at 29 Wilburn Street, Salford with his father John, a general labourer, mother Margaret, brother John age two, and sisters Margaret, fourteen, Mary Ellen, twelve, Alice, four. Surname recorded as Mahaney.

1901 Census

Age 17 living at 22 Ordsall Lane, Salford with father John, a joiner’s labourer, mother Margaret, brother John and sisters Margaret, Mary Ellen, Alice and Winifred, 8. He is employed as a railway porter.

1911 Census

Francis was absent. His wife, Annie May Mulraney age 23, was living with her mother Annie Lizzie Toon on Bingham Road, Radcliffe. Also living there are Annie May’s two children, Dulcie May Mulraney age 2 and Grace Toon Mulraney age 10 months.

Military Service

Rank: Sergeant

Service Number: 17617

Military Unit: 19th (Service) Battalion, (3rd Salford) (Pioneers) Lancashire Fusiliers, 96th Brigade, 32nd Division. Previous units, 2/8th Lancashire Fusiliers, 19th Lancashire Fusiliers

Theatre of War:  France and Flanders, date of entry 23.11.15

Medals Awarded: 1914-1915 Star, British War and Victory

Other information

He married Annie May Toon, age 20 on March 15 1908. Both were resident in Radcliffe. He was twenty four years old and working at Notts. County Asylum as a porter. Witnesses John Mulraney and John Toon. (From Radcliffe Marriage Register)

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register

Main Road, Radcliffe on Trent

1921 Census

Address: 5 Humber Street, Salford

Employment: Police Constable, Salford Police Force

Household: wife Annie May, daughters Dulcie and Grace, son John

1939 Register

Address: 1 Cranbrook Road, Eccles, Manchester.

Occupation: retired police sergeant.

Household: living with wife Annie M. born 7.1.1888, daughters Dulcie born 11.10.08, Ministry of Labour clerk and Mary G. T. (Grace), born 2.5.10, State Registered Nurse (died 1942).

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

He worked in Radcliffe on Trent and married a woman from the village.