MALCOLM, George

Rank: 
Acting Temporary Company Sergeant Major
Unit/Base: 
40RM Commando
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Number: 
PLY/X 639
Born: 
Sunday, July 28, 1912
Birthplace: 
St. Nicholas, Newcastle on Tyne
Died : 
Sunday, January 23, 1944
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
31
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Company Sergeant Major George Malcolm died during operations in Italy to cross the River Garigliano. He had been recommended for the Military Medal for his gallantry on the day prior to his death. His award was announced after his death [1][2]. He also received a Mention in Despatches for gallant and distinguished service while operating with the Army in Italy [3].
Recommendation for M.M.
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].
 
Sources
[1] London Gazette 36474, page 1777.
[1a] Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/134.
[2] National Archives WO/373/47/154.
[3] London Gazette 36676, page 4010.
 
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