The Great War Medal Collection of Robin H.J. Darvell

Date of Auction: 31st January 2011

Sold for £160

Estimate: £100 - £140

Pair: Private A. McMahon, 1st Battalion East Lancashire Regiment, killed in action, Battle of Le Cateau, 26 August 1914

Star (8655 Pte., 1/E. Lan. R.); British War Medal 1914-20 (8655 Pte., E. Lan. R.) extremely fine (2) £100-140


Arthur McMahon was born in Battersea, Surrey, lived in Holloway, Middlesex and enlisted at London. Serving with the 1st Battalion East Lancashire Regiment he entered the France/Flanders theatre of war on 22 August 1914. He was killed in action on 26 August 1914. Having no known grave, his name is commemorated on the La Ferte-sous-Jouarre Memorial. Clasp confirmed. With copied m.i.c. and casualty details.