R Malsom

Reginald Malsom, Radcliffe Cricket Club 1922. Photo from the Cutler collection

Brother of Frederick George Malsom

Born 17th October 1896 in Dawlish, Devon.

Baptised 29th November 1896, St. Gregory the Great, Dawlish

Married Constance Beatrice Gibson in 24 December 1924 at St Mary’s Church, Radcliffe on Trent.

Died 22 August 1980 in Stourbridge, W. Midlands, age 84

1901 Census

Age four living with father Harry, 32, a domestic coachman, mother Eleanor, 29 and brother Frederick, age three, in Eglwysilan, Glamorgan

1911 Census

Age 14 living with father Harry, a domestic chauffeur, mother Eleanor, brother Fredrick 13, and sister Beatrice Lilian 1, in West Leake

Military Service

From UK Silver War Badge Records 1914-1920

Rank: Private

Service Number: 265603, formerly 2651

Military Unit: The Sherwood Foresters

Theatre of War: Unconfirmed, served overseas

Enlisted: 17.9.1914

Discharged: 6.7.1918 due to wounds

Pension Record Card: Awarded a 30% disability pension of 12 shillings (60p) per week from 7.7.18 due to gunshot wound in left arm. This was reduced to a permanent 20% disability pension of 8 shillings (40p) per week from 5.7.22

Medals Awarded: British War and Victory. Received Silver War Badge no. 420331 in July 1918.

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register

Victoria Road (Street), Radcliffe on Trent

1921 Census

Address: Victoria Street, Radcliffe

Employment: Engineering Student, Loughborough College

Household: father Harry, Chauffeur, E J Cooper, Hosiery Mfg., mother Eleanor, sister Beatrice.

1922 Electoral Register

Address: Victoria Street, Radcliffe on Trent

Household: living with parents Harry and Eleanor

Other Information:

From the 1935 Electoral Register: living at 118 Wheelwright Road, Birmingham. From the 1938 and 1939 Kelly’s Directory of Birmingham: living at 1988 Coventry Road, South Yardley (Private resident). From the Mechanical Engineer Records 1847-1930: he was a Mechanics student at The College, Loughborough in 1939.

1939 Register

Address: 1988 Coventry Road, Birmingham

Occupation: clerk, steel tube works

Household: living with wife Constance born 2.10.1897

Both are Air Raid Precautions wardens.

Reason for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Lived in Radcliffe on Trent.