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Born 1896. Son of John and Ellen McFarlane. He had two older brothers Albert and Ernest. Their father had been born in Rochdale but moved to Nottingham working in the cotton industry. In 1901 the family were living at 12 Brassey Street in Old Radford. John and Ellen were both working in the cotton industry but their eldest son Albert was a colliery worker below ground. In 1911 Ellen was living at Ronald Street in New Radford with son Ernest and they were both involved with the lace industry, her husband John was in prison. of 28, Curzon St., Netherfield, Nottingham
Cotton Spinner.
01 Jul 1916
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51 Windmill Street, Radford
1/7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
On 9th December 1915 aged 19 years and 11 months Malcolm attested at Nottingham joining the 3/7th Notts & Derbys as Private 5333. He gave his mother Ellen McFarlane as his next of kin. She was living at 40 Curzon Street in Netherfield. Malcolm gave his own address at this time as 51 Windmill Street, Radford. After undergoing his training he was transferred to the 1/7th Battalion of the Notts and Derbys Regiment and sent to France as part of the Expeditionary Force on 3 June 1916 where he was killed on the Somme virtually 1 month later. Reported missing on 01/07/1916, first day of the Battle of the Somme, on 25/08/1916 he was presumed killed on 01/07/1916. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial He was eligible for the Victory and British War medals and these were sent to his Father in 1917 along with his personal effects.
Only stood 5ft 3 inches tall.
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