Maloney, John B.

Series 327, Subseries 3, File 1
Sergeant Major John B Maloney

Sergeant Major John B Maloney is first listed in the nominal roll of 15 March 1866. He was Sergeant in 4 Company while the regiment was called up for active service during the months leading up to the Fenian invasion and Battle of Ridgeway. He is also listed on the nominal roll on 7 June, (5 days after the battle on 2 June), while the regiment was still on active service at Stratford but it is not know if he was at the battle. He is first listed as Sergeant Major on the nominal roll of November 1867. He attended many Annual Drill events and earned his second class certificate from the School of Military Instruction and he was married.

  • Born: England, 1843
  • Former Svc: unknown
  • Religion: Episcopalian
  • Trade: unknown
  • Date of enrolment: August 13 1865
  • Address: 117 Beech St
  • Marital status: (1868) Married

Timeline of service:

  • 1866 March 15, listed as Sergeant, 4 Company’s nominal role;
  • 1866 June 7, listed as Sergeant, 4 Company’s nominal role;
  • 1867 Nov, listed as Sergeant Major, 4 Company (Capt Arthur’s) nominal role;
  • 1868 listed as Sergeant Major, 4 Company’s nominal role, re-enrollment under the Militia Act;
  • 1868 December 10, listed as Marksman, regimental orders;
  • 1869 listed as living at corner of King and York, City directory;
  • 1869 21 July, listed as attained Marksman qualification, regimental orders;
  • 1871 listed as Sergeant Major, pay list, guard of honour opening of parliament;
  • 1871-72 listed as Sergeant Major, 4 Company’s nominal role, special Brigade Camp-Annual Drill, Niagara;
  • 1872-73 listed as Sergeant Major, D Company (Capt Miller’s) nominal role, special Brigade Camp – Annual Drill, Niagara;
  • 1874 May 23, received second class certificate from School of Military Instruction;
  • 1874-75 listed as Sergeant Major, D Company’s nominal role, annual drill;
  • 1876-77 listed as Sergeant Major, D Company’s nominal role as “staff sergeants attached”, annual drill;
  • 1879, Aug 8, listed as deceased, Regimental Orders.
Staff Sergeants Queen's Own Rifles 1879. - 1879
Sergeant Major Maloney (seated centre), Armourer Sergeant Cunningham (seated right) [ City of Toronto Archives]

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