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James Callaghan (Garoghan)

Also Known As: "James Callaghan"
Birthplace: Birmingham, Warwickshire, England UK
Immediate Family:

Son of James Garoghan and Elizabeth Garoghan
Husband of Charlotte Gertrude Cundy
Father of Dorothy Gertrude Carter and Rt Hon Leonard James Callaghan, Baron Callaghan of Cardiff, KG
Brother of Winnifred Garoghan; John Garoghan; Ellen Garoghan; Elizabeth Garoghan; Lillian Garoghan and 4 others

Occupation: 1881 - 4; 1891 - 14, Brass Tube Worker;
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About James Callaghan

James Callaghan

  • Born in January 1877.
  • Son of James Garoghan and Elizabeth Bernstein.
  • Married Charlotte Gertrude Cundy, daughter of William Henry Cundy and Rosina McDowell, in 1903 at Portsmouth, Hampshire, England.
  • Died in October 1921 at age 44.
  • He was given the name of James Garoghan at birth.
  • Circa 1895 his name was legally changed to James Callaghan which he adopted on joining the Royal Navy, in the hope that his parents would be unable to trace him.
  • Chief Petty Officer in the service of the Royal Navy, and served aboard the royal yacht H.M.S. Victoria and Albert. * * Fought in the Battle of Jutland on 31 May 1916.

Children of James Callaghan and Charlotte Gertrude Cundy

  • Dorothy Gertrude M. Callaghan b. 15 Jul 1904, d. 1982
  • Leonard James Callaghan, Baron Callaghan of Cardiff b. 27 Mar 1912, d. 26 Mar 2005

The Peerage


Royal Naval Division Service Records 1914-1920

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  • First name(s) James
  • Last name Callaghan
  • Birth year 1897
  • Birth day 20
  • Birth month Oct
  • Address 8 Holliday Road, Erdington, Birmingham
  • Service number B.Z/3711
  • Service Royal Naval Division
  • National Archives Reference ADM339
  • Record set Royal Naval Division Service Records 1914-1920
  • Category Armed forces & conflict
  • Subcategory First World War
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James Callaghan's Timeline

Birmingham, Warwickshire, England UK
July 15, 1904
Age 27
March 27, 1912
Age 35
Portsmouth, Hampshire, England UK