REGINALD HARRY MALSOM 1896–1980
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
Age four living with father Harry, 32, a domestic coachman, mother Eleanor, 29 and brother Frederick, age three, in Eglwysilan, Glamorgan
Age 14 living with father Harry, a domestic chauffeur, mother Eleanor, brother Fredrick 13, and sister Beatrice Lilian 1, in West Leake
From UK Silver War Badge Records 1914-1920
Service Number: 265603, formerly 2651
Military Unit: The Sherwood Foresters
Theatre of War: Unconfirmed, served overseas
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
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
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.
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.