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Malcolm, Sydney John

Captain S. J. Malcolm was the son of Mr. J. S. Malcolm, of South Woodford. He was born in 1896, and was educated at Woodford College and King's. In September, 1914, he enlisted in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. He was promoted rapidly through the ranks, was soon promoted senior N.C. O., and in November, 1914, he was granted a commission in a different battalion of the same regiment. He was appointed adjutant in April, 1915, and made captain in February 1916. He transferred to the Royal Flying Corps, but in his desire to go to the Front sooner he again rejoined the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. He went to France early in August last, and was killed on September 21st six weeks after leaving England. King's College Review, Dec. 1917

Biographical

Surname(s)Malcolm
First name(s)Sydney John
Family detailsSon of James Sydney and Jessie Malcolm of 44, Eastwood Rd., South Woodford, Essex
Previous educationWoodford College
CollegeKing's College London and/or King's College London Hospital
Dept / courseFaculty of Art
Military unitArgyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 1st/8th Battalion
Date enlistedSeptember 1914
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
Date of death20 September 1917
Age at death21
Rank at deathCaptain
Cause of deathKilled in action
Burial placeNew Irish Farm Cemetery
Commemoration(s)King's College Chapel
SourcesKing's College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; Soldiers Died in the Great War

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