Africa General Service Medal 1902-1956 Edward VII, 1 clasp, Somaliland 1908-10, number with minor official correction. 239426 Ordinary Seaman T. Mahoney, Royal Navy, H.M.S. Hyacinth
Thomas Mahoney was born at Aldershot, Hampshire in May 1891 and enlisted in the Royal Navy in April 1908. He served aboard Hyacinth during the Somaliland operations, before transferring ashore to Pembroke prior to the Great War. Whilst at Pembroke it was brought to the attention of the Royal Navy by Scotland Yard that Mahoney had ‘…forwarded tampered copy of SC of Walker 223665’. He was invalided in March 1913 due to tobacco poisoning and was discharged on account of myosia of both eyes in November 1915; sold with copied service record.