17 March 1917 : Cpl Malcolm McNiven Gilchrist

Malcolm Gilchrist was born 22 July 1890, Eastfield, Ruthergle, nr Glasgow.

Location of Eastfield, Ruthergle, nr Glasgow, southern Scotland (cc OpenStreetMap)

He was the son of the late Archibald Gilchrist and his wife Catherine (née McNiven) of 1 Whitefield Avenue, Cambuslang, Lanarkshire. 

1 Whitefield Avenue, Cambuslang

He was educated at Stonelaw School, Rutherglen.

Before the First World War he was an architectural draughtsman. He joined, under conscription, the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 17 March 1916 and served in France from 1 November.

He was killed in action near Arras while taking part in a bombing raid, a year to the day after he joined the Highlanders - 17 March 1917. He was 26 years old. 

Maroeuil Cemetery, near Arras

He is buried in Maroeuil Cemetery, near Arras.

Corpl Malcolm McNiven Gilchrist No.301459 8th (Territorial) Bn. Princess Louise’s (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders).

17 March 1917

Sources: De Ruvigny’s Vol. III, Pension Ledgers and Index Cards courtesy of The Western Front Association on Fold3 by Ancestry, CWCG, Google Maps (Street View), Maroeuil Cemetery Wiki Pad-de-Calari  Maroeuil, le cimetière militaire britannique en arrière plan le bois départemental de Maroeuil.