Malcom Bennett GREEN
Unit: Army Service Corps
Date of Death: 24 December 1920
Age: 28

When the 1901 census was taken, Malcolm was aged 8 and was living with his parents, John and Edith, at 13 Brighton Street in the Rusholme area of Manchester. Nothing is known of Malcolm's life from then until 1915, when he married Nora Whitehead at St Paul's Church, Heaton Moor.

He appears to have been a motor mechanic by trade and he carried on his trade during the War, being attached to a motor transport unit of the Army Service Corps. This information is based on that recorded on his death certificate. The National Archives holds medal entitlement records for all men who served abroad in the army but there are none for Malcolm, confirming that all of his service must have been in the UK, perhaps repairing vehicles at one of the Corps' base depots.

His death certificate suggests he had been discharged from the army, on medical grounds, some three years before he died. He suffered from Phthisis Pulmonalis. This is an old-fashioned term for what would normally now be described as tuberculosis, or similar illness. In the three weeks immediately his death, he had also contracted meningitis. He died at the home of his uncle, Arthur C Smith, The Croft, Bramhall Lane.

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