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01 Oct 1897
Cardiff
He was the son of Harry and Eleanor May Malsom and the brother of Reginald Harry and Beatrice Lilian Malsom. In 1911 they lived at The Lodge West Leake House West Leake Leicestershire. His parents later moved to 13 St George's Parade Cheltenham.
30 Oct 1917
20
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Attested in Nottingham, 4th Dec 1915. Address Victoria Street Radcliffe on Trent
Private
28th Bn London Regiment (Artists' Rifles)
5.12.15 To Army Reserve. 30.10.16 Mobilised and posted 30.10.16 to 30.5.17 Home 14.5.17 Expeditionary Force France 14.5.17 Embarked Southampton 15.5.17 Disembarked Le Havre 15.5.17 Transferred to 1/28th Battalion. 19.5.17 Joined unit in the field 30.10.17 Missing. Death presumed, age 20 Died at the 3rd Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele) July 31st – Nov 10th 1917 An official report described how 'A Company of the Artists' Rifles were wiped out when attacking Source Trench (which lay near a little stream then in flood called the Paddebeek) where enemy machine guns picked their targets among men held in the knee high suck of the mud.'
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  • Photo Source: The Old Boys of Nottingham High School Killed in the First World War. Unpublished. Courtesy of the school librarian. -