Note for: John Charles McMahon, 17 Feb 1885 - 2 Feb 1964 Index
Place: Railway CarterOccupation:
Place: Railway PorterOccupation:
Date: BET 1913 AND 1917
Place: Crane DriverOccupation:
Place: Timber Loader London & North Western RailwayResidence:
Date: BET 1915 AND 1964
Place: 11 Garden Terrace, ChesterResidence:
Place: 57 Watergate Street, ChesterResidence:
Place: 1 Oughts Court, ChesterCensus:
Date: 11 Feb 1964
Place: Blacon Cemetary
Note for: John Charles McMahon, ABT 1841 - 26 Dec 1909 Index
Date: BET 1881 AND 1885
Place: Attendant in County AsylumOccupation:
Place: Corporation Road LabourerResidence:
Place: Chatham Barracks, Gillingham, KentResidence:
Place: 5 Brook Street, ChesterResidence:
Place: 8 Dunnings Court, Upper Northgate Street, ChesterResidence:
Date: BET 1885 AND 1891
Place: 2 Goughs Court, ChesterResidence:
Date: BET 1901 AND 1909
Place: 57 Watergate Street, ChesterCensus:
Place: Chatham Barracks, Gillingham, KentCensus:
Type: Military Service
Place: Chatham Barracks, Gillingham, KentBurial:
Date: 29 Dec 1909
Place: Overleigh Road Cemetery, ChesterIndividual Note:
John was a Private in the 1st Battalion of the 19th Foot Regiment andserved on the North West Frontier. In 1868 when the regiment had beenat Nowshera for close on a year it was moved to Rawal Pindi, where itarrived on 4 February 1868.
On 1 May a detachment, consisting of seven companies, proceeded as aworking party on the Murree roads, and rejoined headquarters inAbbotabad on 13 August. The latter had marched in the same day,accomplishing a distance of sixty five miles in fifty nine hours inthe middle of the hot weather without any sick or a single casualty.
The reason for this move being that an expedition was shortly to beundertaken against the hill tribes on the Black Mountain.
At the end of September the regiment at last got orders to move onthrough Soosul Pass to Oghee, where the whole force (about 10000 men)had been assembled....... This was the Hazara Field Force.
On 3 October No 1 Brigade was ordered to commence the advance up theBlack Mountain, 10200 feet high. This brigade consisted of theNineteenth, the 20th Native Infantry, a Ghoorka regiment, and amountain battery of artillery.
The battle resulted in a large number of tribesmen being killed, forthe loss of 2 men killed and a dozen wounded (all native troops).
On 9 October peace was proclaimed and the Force was ordered to retirefrom the Black Mountain.
On 24 October the Hazara Field Force paraded before His Honour theLieutenant-Governor of the Punjab, and the Nineteenth had the honourof furnishing the guard at the afternoon Durbar.
1868 The following day (25 October) the Force was disbanded, and byeasy stages the regiment returned to Rawal Pindi, which was reached on4 November.
Her Majesty was pleased to grant the Indian General Service Medal toall those who took part in the operations, with the clasp "North WestFrontier".