Captain Pulteney Malcolm 26,218
- Born: 4 August 1894, Bakloh, Punjab, India
- Died: 25 August 1918, Mory St. Léger, France aged 24
Buried at L'Homme Mort British Cemetery, ECOUST-ST. MEIN.
Grave I. A. 1.
On CWGC site:
Only child of Lt. Col. P. Malcolm, M.V.O., D.S.O., and Mrs. Pulteney
Malcolm; grandson of General Sir G. Malcolm, G.C.B. (who was nephew
to the three "Knights of Eskdale," as the Duke of Wellington called
them). Belonged to the Dumfriesshire (Eskdale) branch of the Malcolm
family. Educated Summerfields (Oxford), Eton College (K.S.) and
Oxford (Exhibitioner, C.C.C.). Joined King's Own Scottish Borderers in
August, 1914, and transfered to Grenadier Guards 1915. Was three
times wounded. Was for a time Adjutant of Household Battalion at
Windsor, and served with this Battalion on the Somme.
Died unmarried and without issue.
Found in The Times, September 9, 1918
Captain P. Malcolm, Grenadier Guards, whose death was unofficially
reported in The Times of September 4, belonged to the Dumfriesshire
branch (Eskdale) of the Malcolm family. His grandfather was General
Sir George Malcolm, G.C.B., and his father is Lieutenant-Colonal
Malcolm, who was in the Royal Fusiliers and the Indian Army, and is
now Chief Constable of Cheshire. Captain Malcolm was born in August,
1894. He went to school at Summerfields, near Oxford, and from there
went with a scholarship to Eton. In 1913 he went up to Oxford as an
exhibitioner to Corpus Christi College. He was keen on the work of
the O.T.C. at Eton and at Oxford, having been a sergeant in the school
corps. He rowed in his college boat as a freshman, and later won the
University Challenge Sculls. Immediately on the outbreak of war he
applied for a commission, and was gazetted to a battalion of the
K.O.S. Borderers, but after a few months he transferred to the
Grenadier Guards, with a battalion of which he served at the front,
being wounded and gassed at Loos in September, 1915. On recovery he
was selected to be attached to the Household Battalion, and again went
to the front, but was again wounded in 1917, and, being sent home, was
appointed on recovery, to the adjutancy of a reserve battalion at
Windsor. Last January he was specially selected to command a company
of a battalion of the Grenadier Guards, and joined them at the front.
He was killed on August 25, leading a charge of his company. His
commanding officer writes of his work on that day:- "He was absolutely
magnificent....I saw him most of the time setting a wonderful example
to all the men of sterling British courage and devotion to duty....I
always regarded him as an officer infused with the truest Grenadier
spirit, who was absolutely loyal to the core....The men would do
anything for him. They were all loud in his praises after the
Noted events in his life were:
1. He served in the military on 29 August 1914 in 2nd Lieutenant.
2. He served in the military in 1915 in To Grenadier Guards.
3. Wounded: September 1915, Battle of Loos.
4. Wounded: April 1917, Gavrelle.
5. Wounded: March 1918, Arras, France.
6. Resided: 25 August 1918, Milton Brook Lodge, Great Barrow, Cheshire. 13
7. He had an estate probated on 26 March 1919 in London. 13