MALCOLM, George

Rank: 
Acting Temporary Company Sergeant Major
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number: 
PLY/X 639
Died : 
Sunday, January 23, 1944
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
31
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Roll of Honour: 

Company Sergeant Major George Malcolm MM was killed during operations in Italy to cross the River Garigliano. He had been awarded the MM for his gallantry on the day prior to his death [1]..

Citation

22nd January 1944 Crossing of the Garigliano.
During the patrol to the Rotondo the party was held up by an enemy machine gun post. CSM Malcolm made his way forward under heavy small arms fire from the enemy and reached a flank of the position. He threw grenades into the emplacement killing two of the occupants and wounding one. Due to this action the machine gun post was silenced and the main body was able to advance without loss through casualties. CSM Malcolm showed extreme courage and coolness and was an inspiration to the men under his command  [2].

He also received a MiD for gallant and distinguished service while operating with the Army in Italy [3].

Sources
[1] London Gazettes Supp. 36474, page 1777.
[2] National Archives WO/373/47/154.
[3] London Gazettes Supp. 36676, page 4010.
 
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