Project Description

REGINALD HARRY MALSOM 1896–1983

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 B. Gibson in 1924

Died September 1983, age 82

1901 Census

Age four living with father Harry, a domestic coachman, mother Eleanor 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

Military Unit: The Sherwood Foresters

Theatre of War: Unconfirmed, served overseas

Enlisted: 17.9.1914

Discharged: 6.7.1918 due to wounds

Medals Awarded: Received Silver War Badge no. 420331 in July 1918. No records available for campaign medals, entitled to British War and Victory Medals and possibly 1914-1915 Star

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register

Victoria Road (Street), Radcliffe on Trent

From the 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. He was living in Stourbridge District of W. Midlands when he died in 1983.

From the 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.