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L'homme Mort British Cemetery


Ecoust-St Mein is a village 10 kilometres north-east of Bapaume and L’Homme Mort is a hamlet nearly 3 kilometres to the south-west. The Cemetery is near the east side of the Braucourt-St Leger road (D36E).

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L'homme Mort British Cemetery


Historical Information

The hamlet of L’Homme Mort saw fighting in March and August 1918. Plot I, Row A, of the cemetery was made in August 1918; the rest of this Plot and the whole of Plot II were formed after the Armistice when 152 graves were brought in from the neighbouring battlefields.

The cemetery now contains 166 burials of the First World War, 104 of them unidentified.

The Grenadier Guards

The Grenadier Guards


Captain Pulteney Malcom

Captain Pulteney Malcom
1st Bn Grenadier Guards
Died on 25th August 1918 aged 24

Grave: I A 1


Grenadier Guards monument

Grenadier Guards monument

Captain Malcom was the only child of Lt Colonel P Malcolm, M.V.O., D.S.O., and Mrs Pulteney Malcolm. Grandson of General Sir G Malcolm, G.C.B. (a nephew to the three Knights of Eskdale, as the Duke of Wellington called them). He belonged to the Dumfriesshire (Eskdale) branch of the Malcolm family and had been educated at Summerfields (Oxford), Eton College (K.S.) and Oxford (Exhibitioner, C.C.C.).

He joined the King’s Own Scottish Borderers in August 1914 and transferred to the Grenadier Guards in 1915. He was wounded three times.

Was for a time Adjutant of Household Battalion at Windsor, and served with this Battalion on the Somme.

Just outside the wall of the cemetery is this monument to Captain Malcom and his men.

To the honoured and cherished memory of

Captain Pulteney Malcom, commanding the King’s Company, 1st or Grenadier Guards who gave his life leading his Company close to this spot on 25th August 1918 and is buried in the adjoining cemetery.

Also of the NCOs and Guardsmen who fell with him

C Drackett — I A 2
C Dixon— I A 3
Unknown — I A 4
A Roe — I A 5
Sgt A Wilson MM — I A 6
A Pascoe — I A 7
Unknown — I A 8
A McQuaigue — I A 9
A Priest — I A 10
Unknown — I A 11
W Cushen — I A 12


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