William Noel Malcolm

RankSecond Lieutenant
Medals1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
RegimentRoyal Engineers, 271 Railway Company attached 1st/2nd (East Lancs) Field Company
Military Service

1915 According to the War Diary of 1st/1st Field Company (East Lancs) [later renumbered as 427th Field company] Malcolm joined the company as a supernumerary on 31st May in Gallipoli. Another source states that he had had seven weeks training. The Diary records that he was wounded between 4th and 5th June but gives no details of the circumstances. He was evacuated to Malta where he died.


3 December 1888, Torosay, Argyll

Death12th June 1915
Circumstances of Death

Died of wounds

BurialPembroke Military Cemetery, I. 1. 6.

Malcolm is one of only nine First World War casualties buries in this cemetery, all between 16th May and 13th June 1915.


William M Malcolm (1858-1894) married Marian Sabel (c1861-1950) in 1884

Father's Occupation



Mary (c1885-1963), Amy (c1887-)




Loretto School 1897-1905


Surveyor with Canadian Pacific Railway

1901 Census

Not found

1911 Census

Not found

Glasgow NecropolisCompartment Kappa Lair 78.2
Other Memorials

Scottish National War Memorial

Other Information

There is a record of Malcolm’s journey from Liverpool to Montreal, Canada in November 1907. In the Virginian’s passenger list he is described as an 18 year old farmer born in Scotland and travelling onwards to Winnipeg. No record of his return to Scotland has been found.

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 LorettoSchool, Ancestry, and Find my past.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Family Search

Scotlands People

The Long, Long Trail

The Scottish War Memorials Project

427th Field Company Royal Engineers war diary. TNA: PRO, WO 95/4314 – www.flickr.com/photos/wenham5thlincs/sets/72157635830606583



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

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