Malcolm is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.


Born: 1925, Ipswich.

Died: 8th July 1945; age 20.

Residence: London W.C.


Rank: Officer Cadet/Signalman; Service Number: 14747995.

Regiment: Royal Corps of Signals.


Grave Reference:


Delhi War Cemetery,

New Delhi,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Lionel Roy & Mary McColvin, of Cricklewood, Middlesex.


Father: Lionel Roy McColvin C.B.E., born November 1896, Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland. A Chief Librarian and Author.

Mother: Mary Carter.


Lionel Roy McColvin C.B.E. was the son of John Andrew McColvin, a Portrait Artist. Lionel started his career at Croydon Library. He became Chief Librarian of Ipswich 1924 – 1931, then Hampstead Library 1931 – 1938 and on to Westminster Library 1938 – 1961. He was also a prolific author, writing inspiring and creative reports, essays and books about libraries and how to use them.

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