Malcolm Webb

Malcolm and his twin sister Miriam were born 15th June 1889 to Thomas and Sarah. Both their parents came from families long-working at the wharf, and Thomas himself was employed as a book keeper and clerk.
In 1910, their father died and they moved with their mother to Stockton Heath, where Malcolm worked as  a fruitier.

Perhaps inspired by his older brother, who was already serving with the Royal Army Medical Corps, Malcolm joined the 24th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment in December 1915 and was later transferred to the 24th Battalion,  Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

Tragedy struck his twin sister when her fiance, Lance-Corporal George Arthur Whitfield was killed in action on the 26th May 1918. She herself would succumb to the pneumonia 6 months later.

On the 16th July 1918, Malcolm was killed by a sniper in Northern France. He is buried in Le Grans Hasard military cemetery.

 

July 1918 war diary for 24th Royal Welsh Fusiliers