Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (5 April 2006)

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Date of Auction: 5th April 2006

Sold for £1,600

Estimate: £1,100 - £1,300

A Great War ‘Western Front’ M.M. and Bar group of four to Private J. M. Darrell, 2nd & 20th Battalions Durham Light Infantry

Military Medal, G.V.R. and Second Award Bar (4-9081 Pte., 2/Durh. L.I.); 1914-15 Star (9081 Pte., Durh. L.I.); British War and Victory Medals (4-9081 Pte., Durh. L.I.); Memorial Plaque (John Mark Darrell) good very fine (5) £1100-1300


M.M. London Gazette 27 October 1916.

Bar to M.M. London Gazette 9 November 1917.

John Mark Darrell was born and lived in Middlesborough and enlisted at West Hartlepool. Serving with the 2nd Battalion D.L.I. he entered the France/Flanders theatre of war on 10 August 1915 and was later awarded the M.M. for his bravery. Serving with the 20th Battalion D.L.I. he was awarded the Bar to his M.M. He died of wounds on 16 September 1917, aged 24 years and was buried in the Reninghelst New Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. He was the son of William and Eliza Darrell of 3 Hutchinson Street, Middlesborough. Sold with copied research.