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Sir James Maher

(1858-1928), Major-General

Sitter in 2 portraits

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Sir James Maher, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x65209

Sir James Maher

by Walter Stoneman
negative, 1918
NPG x65209

Sir James Maher, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x65210

Sir James Maher

by Walter Stoneman
negative, 1918
NPG x65210

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Jane Leslie

17 February 2018, 10:38

James Maher was the son of John Edward Maher of Liskelly House, Ballinasloe, Co.Galway, Ireland and was born on 27th December 1858. He married Gertrude Browne (born 1866 in Bengal,India, daughter of John Frederick Browne) on 7th March 1902.
James Maher served in Soudan 1885, in the Ashanti War 1885-6, in Dardanelles (exped 1915) in Egypt as director of medical services and in 1916 was awarded Order of the Nile 2nd class. He died 7th January 1928 and is buried in Hendon Cemetery.
He and his wife had one son, John Edward, born 1904, who served as a District and Sessions Judge,Tinnevelly, Madras 1946-7 and was married to Anne ?
James' father, John Edward Maher and my great-grandmother, Catherine Elizabeth Maher, were brother and sister so he and my father, James Francis Kempster were second cousins.

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