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Private B. McMahon 27848 Liverpool Regiment


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Recently I was sent a few photos of 2 medals that a family member of mine got in WWI I have done searches for his records but cant find none he has a few number on his medals

 

The info on the 1914 - 1915 Star is

No. 27843

PTE B. McMahon

L Pool R

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But the number on the Vicory medal is 

27848

private B. McMahon

Liverpool Regiment

 

It looks like maybe the 8 has not been stamped correctly and it looks like a 3

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The only thing I can find that might be his medal cards

Is this record but this again doesn't match

In the British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920

Name:     Bernard McMahon
Regiment or Corps:     The King's (Liverpool) Regiment
Regimental Number:     27643

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Can any kind person find anything on this soldier for me please.

Kind Regards,
Tom

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His Victory and British War Medal Roll on Ancestry shows him as 27643 in the 1st and 11th Battalions of the King's Liverpool Regiment  and the 14/15 Star Roll also has him as 27643 (disembarking in France on 21st December 1915).

Can't see a surviving service record there for him..

 

Mike

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First landed as draft for 1 Battalion of 6 Infantry Brigade of 2 Division. Somewhere along the way he transferred to 11 Battalion which was the Pioneer unit for 14 Division.Early 1918 that Division suffered heavy losses and 11 Bn.was returned to the UK low in numbers. BM then returned to 1 Battalion to see the war out.

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On 27/11/2016 at 11:44, Langdon said:

His Victory and British War Medal Roll on Ancestry shows him as 27643 in the 1st and 11th Battalions of the King's Liverpool Regiment  and the 14/15 Star Roll also has him as 27643 (disembarking in France on 21st December 1915).

Can't see a surviving service record there for him..

 

Mike

Thank you for all your help

 

Kind Regards.

Tom

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On 27/11/2016 at 13:25, sotonmate said:

First landed as draft for 1 Battalion of 6 Infantry Brigade of 2 Division. Somewhere along the way he transferred to 11 Battalion which was the Pioneer unit for 14 Division.Early 1918 that Division suffered heavy losses and 11 Bn.was returned to the UK low in numbers. BM then returned to 1 Battalion to see the war out.

Thank you for all your help

 

Kind Regards.

Tom

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I have transcribed the diary for 11 KLR and you can access this via my Dropbox

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/j66sp2s4flth98o/11 KLR Diary Ver 2.pdf?dl=0

 

I've checked and there is no mention of Pte McMahon but you may still find it of interest

 

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