David S. Malcolm

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Glasgow
  • Service no: S/2435
  • Rank: Lance Corporal
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
  • Unit/Ship: 8th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 09.08.1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L'Avoue
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: II.E.26.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 281 Hilltown, Dundee
  • Occupation: Hammerman
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Wife

  • Children:

    1 Child

More about David S. Malcolm

S-2435 L.-Cpl. David Malcolm, was another Dundee soldier of the 8th Gordon Highlanders, who lost his life on 9 August 1915, aged 22. Malcolm was a former ‘Courier’ employee, and his wife and child resided at 281 Hilltown.
He is buried in Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L’Avoue, Pas de Calais, France, II. E. 26.

A FORMER “COURIER” EMPLOYEE MAKES THE SUPREME SACRIFICE. A Dundee Gordon Highlander, who was formerly employed in the “Courier” Office, has made the supreme sacrifice for his country.
Mrs Malcolm, 281 Hilltown, yesterday received official intimation that her husband, Lance-Corporal David Malcolm, of the 8th Battalion Gordon Highlanders, was killed in action on 9th inst. The Rev. Oswald B. Milligan, a chaplain attached to the R.A.M.C., in a letter to Mrs Malcolm, expresses regret, and states that her husband was buried in Cemetery No. 2 on Monday, 16th inst. The lance-corporal was 22 years of age, and was formerly employed in the “Courier” Office as an under caretaker, but latterly he was employed as a Hammerman in Glasgow. He enlisted at the outbreak of war, and leaves a widow and one of a family. The Courier, Thursday, 19 August 1915, 4

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