John O'Hara

Henry Angliss gives his mother as Catherine O'Hara, who can be seen to have married John O'Hara when Henry Angliss was 3 so John O'Hara is probably not the father. Henry was not in their household in 1901 census, I suspect he was with grandparents. It would appear that his mother's maiden name was M'Loughlin

1867 Feb. John O'Hara born Co Armagh from his enlistment. Son of Patrick O'Hara

1871 Census living with parents at Garden Street Queen's Court, Gillingham, Old Brompton, Kent

1881 census living at 21, Manor St, Gillingham, Kent with his parents.

1881 Aug 15. His service record is on Ancestry and shows he enlisted in Maidstone on this date in Royal West Kent Regt. He signed up initially for 12 years and extended it to 22 years.

1892 Feb 20. Marries Anne Lynch at Chatham (on his army record, but no BMD record on GRO)

1895 Oct/Dec. John O'Hara marries Catherine M'Loughlin at Enniskillen vol 2, p 81. The Marriage cert would confirm her maiden name as McLaughlin and her father as Michael Mc Laughlin

1895 Dec 17. Transferred from West Kent Regt to Dublin Fusiliers as a Drummer

A note on his army file records his children as

1901 census Catherine O'Hara is living with James and Frances at Linenhall Barracks (Inns Quay, Dublin). Linenhall Barracks was taken over by the British army in the 1880's as a barracks and was home to the Royal Dublin Fusiliers. The building was on a 3-acre site, was three stories high and contained in excess of 550 rooms. John O'Hara is on the Barrack return with other soldiers

The implication of the census form is that John O'Hara is on the Barrack Form H, where we find a James O'Hara, Drummer in 4th RDF

1902 Mar 27. Posted to South Africa. Served there 191 days

1902 Oct 4. Posted back to UK

1903 Aug 14. Discharged at end of his engagement. His intended residence is at 48 Park Terrace,New Brompton, Chatham, , Kent.

1911 census. John O'Hara and his wife Catherine are living in Kent at 4 Grafton Place, Medway Road, Gillingham, Kent. His mother claims to have had 7 children, 5 living and these are on the 1911 census. She is therefore not mentioning Henry Angliss as one of her children. James O'Hara is a labourer at Hi Majesty's Dockyard

1920 Henry Angliss left no will, but his army service record gives his family when he died. The form filled by his widow, in Feb 1921 records that Henry Angliss's family living at that date were, all at 4 Grafton Place, Gillingham, Kent. Henry Angliss himself would have been 28 in 1921

1943 Jun 16 Dies in Gillingham, Kent


Henry Angliss d.1920