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Coleshill Remembers World War 1

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Entry for Musician Maurice Maher


Surname

Maher



Forenames

Maurice

Rank

Musician

Unit/Regiment

HMS Invincible

Year of Birth

1894

Date of Death

31/5/1916

Notes

Commemorated on the plaque at the Roman Catholic Church. Maurice Emmett was born on 11th December 1894 in Colne, Lancashire. His parents were John Emmett and Mary Maher, and he served under his mother’s maiden name. Musician Maurice Maher is recorded on the 1911 census (service number RMB/1509), aged 16, aboard HMS Lord Nelson, a First Class Battleship. This ship was part of the Home Fleet on the night of the census, and was located in the North Sea off Newcastle. Musician Maher of the Royal Marine Band was killed in action aboard the HMS Invincible on the 31st May 1916, the first day of the Battle of Jutland. The ship, a Battle Cruiser, was blown up and sunk in the North Sea with the loss of over 1000 lives. Musician Maher was awarded the Star, Victory and British medals and is remembered on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, England.
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