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.


Grave Reference:


Cairo War Memorial Cemetery,



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.


Royal Field Artillery, 272nd Brigade


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