Born: 1895, Woolpit, Suffolk.
Died: 23rd December 1918; age 23.
Date of Entry Therein: 17th November 1915 – France.
Rank: Bombardier; Service Number: 885528
Regiment: Royal Field Artillery, 272nd Brigade.
Formerly: 1476, Gunner, Royal Field Artillery.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mrs M.S. Bloom, of 31, Peel Street, Ipswich.
1901 Hague Farm Heath Stow Road, Woolpit, Suffolk.
Malcolm was 5 years old and living with his maternal grandparents & uncle.
John Palmer, 63, a Farmer – employer, born Woolpit.
Mary Palmer, 60, born Woolpit.
John Palmer, 25, a Farmer’s Son, born Woolpit.
In 1901, Malcolm’s mother Margaret Susannah Palmer,was 24 years old, a General Domestic Servant at the home of 46 year old, John J. King, a Solicitor – Colville Villas, Norwich Road, Ipswich.
In 1911, Margaret was 35 years old and had been married for 2 years to Thomas Alfred Bloom, 45, a Brewer’s employee. They were living at 31, Peel Street, Ipswich.
Malcolm is also remembered on the war memorial at Woolpit, Suffolk.