Portadown's Dead from The Great War 1914-18

Joseph Malcomson

We Will Remember Them

Rifleman Malcomson, Joseph
2nd Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

who died on
16th June 1915, aged 29

Additional Information:
Son of John and Elizabeth Malcomson, of16 Joseph Street, Portadown, Co.Armagh

Portadown News: 11th September 1915:
With reference to the death of her son, Joseph, Mrs Malcomlson, Joseph Street, has received the following letter from Lieutenant Ivey, commanding B Co., 2nd Batt. R.I.R.: Having only recently joined this company I did not know your son Joseph, but on receipt of your letter I caused enquires to be made, and found that he was killed near, Hooge on June 16th. A shell burst in the midst of a party killing nine of them outright. I deeply sympathise with you in your sad loss; everyone spoke so highly of your boy; they all lost a brave and cheerful comrade. I sincerely hope the war will soon be over, and your son in the 1st Battalion spared to return to you. Your boy was buried at Hooge, in a little cemetery there, by our Chaplain the same evening, and a little Cross with his name inscribed marks his last resting place. May God comfort you at this time is my prayer.

Grave or Reference Panel Number:
Panel 40.

from information supplied by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Our thanks to Richard Edgar for Additional Information.

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