Malcolm James Henderson Fleming

Medals1914-15 Star; British War Medal, Victory Medal
RegimentArgyll & Sutherland Highlanders, 5th (Renfrewshire) Battalion
Military Service

1911 Joined the 5th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders on 11 June

1912 Commissioned Lieutenant 30 October

1914 At the outbreak of war the battalion was at Greenock on coast defence duties.

1915 Left Dunfermline for Egypt with his regiment on 31 May and was at Gallipoli by the end of June. On 12th/13th July what turned out to be the last attempt to break through the Turkish lines at Achi Baba took place. Fleming volunteered to lead a bombing party and was severely wounded on the 12th.


27 April 1883, Kilmory, Skelmorlie

Death14th July 1915
Circumstances of Death

Died on the hospital ship Asturias on 14 July and was buried at sea.

HMHS Asturias (torpedoed and sunk by the Germans 20 March 1917.

HMHS Asturias (torpedoed and sunk by the Germans 20 March 1917.

MemorialHelles Memorial, Panel 183 and 184
CWGC Information

Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Fleming, of Kilmory, Skelmorlie, Ayrshire.


James Fleming (c1848-1921) and Jane B Henderson (c1846-1944), married 1874

Father's Occupation

Not known


Margaret (c1876-1966), Marion (c1881-1949), Agnes (c1885-)




Boutenburn Raspur (sic) School, Largs

Fettes College, Carrington House, 1897-

Fleming spent six months in Hanover followed by six months in Lausanne perfecting his French and German.

He matriculated at the University of Glasgow between 1912 and 1913 to study an Arts course but did not graduate.


He served his apprenticeship as an engineer with engineering firms in Paisley, and with Siemens, Berlin, and on returning home was offered a post with Messrs. Fleming, Reid & Co., Worsted Spinners, Greenock, and at the time of the outbreak of the war had become a sub-manager with them.

1891 Census

Kilmory House, Shore Road, Largs, Ayrshire

1901 Census

Fettes College, Edinburgh

1911 Census

Kilmory, Skelmorlie, Ayrshire

Glasgow NecropolisCompartment Lambda Lair 169
Other Memorials

Scottish National War Memorial

Skelmorlie War Memorial

Acknowledgements and Sources

Much of the information on which this profile is based is drawn from various internet sources which are listed below.  The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis also wish to make full acknowledgement and thanks for the permitted use of any information or images generously supplied specifically for exhibition, publication or display in connection with The Roll of Honour and accompanying profiles to Ancestry (, Findmypast (,

Commonwealth War Graves Commission –

Family Search –

The Long, Long Trail –

Scotlands People –

The Scottish War Memorials Project –

De Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour, 1914-1924, volume 1




Compiled by Morag Fyfe, Historical and Genealogical Researcher for The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis.

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