Leckie, Malcolm DSO, MiD, RAMC


War Service:
Captain MALCOLM LECKIE, DSO, MiD, RAMC, died on 28 August 1914. He joined the Royal Army Medical Corps in 1908 and spent much of his early career in Egypt. He was attached to 1st Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers as Battalion Medical Officer and it was while he was tending the wounded of 'D' company on 24 August the he was himself wounded by shrapnel and captured.

The citation for his Distinguished Service Order reads: ” For gallant conduct and exceptional devotion to duty in attending to the wounded at Frameries ,where he was himself wounded.”. He had already been Mentioned in Dispatches among those “brought forward for special mention for services in the field”.

He is buried in Frameries Communal Cemetery, near Mons.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered in the in the Roll of Honour at Blackheath Proprietary School.

He is also remembered on the memorials at King’s College and Guy’s Hospital and on the war memorials at Crowborough and All Saints Church, Chapel Green, Sussex, and on his Mother's (Selina Leckie) and three brother's memorial stone in Tunbridge Wells Borough Cemetery.

He was 34 years of age, the son of James Blyth Leckie and Selina Leckie, of Monkstown, Crowborough, Sussex.

He was educated at Kings College, London and at Guy’s Hospital from 1899 to 1907. He was one of the best hockey players of his day. He was a member of the Blackheath Hockey Club and Captain of Guy's Hockey Club when there; played for the Kent Hockey Club, for the Army, and for England against France.

The Times of 19 October and 10 December 1914
Kings College Roll of Honour
www.roll-of-honour website
de Ruvigny's Roll of Honour

Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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