Royal Fusiliers, London Regiment
Place of birth:
Islington - London
Assistant at Milinery Warehouse
Date of death:
Cause of death:
Killed in action
Grave or panel reference:
B.21 Memorial ID 56197580
Name of father:
George John Malin
Name of siblings:
Maude Elizabeth; Gladys Sarah.
Name(s) of children:
Date of birth:
Place of enlistment:
France and Flanders
Age at death:
Cemetery or memorial:
The Englebelmer Group of Cemeteries, France
Name of mother:
Mary Elizabeth Malin
Name of spouse:
393 Hornsey Road, Upper Holloway, Islington
Arthur George Malin was an Islington resident. Arthur was the second oldest sibling in a family of three children and was the only son. He was born on 2nd May 1895 then his family lived at 347 Hornsey Road. He was baptised on 27th June 1895 in the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel on Hornsey Road. His parents were George John and Mary Elizabeth Malin and in 1911 they had moved a few doors up to 393 Hornsey Road. At this time, Arthur was 15 years old and worked as an assistant at a ‘Milinery Warehouse’. His oldest sister, Maude Elizabeth was a 17-year-old student and his youngest sister Gladys Sarah was 7 years old. Arthur’s father was a car dealer.
Arthur enlisted for war duty in London, S.W. in 1914, when he was 19 years old. He joined the Royal Fusiliers, London Regiment, as part of the 17th Battalion.
At the age of 22 years old, Arthur was killed in action on 2nd April 1918, exactly a month before his 23rd birthday. Forces War archives record the Royal Fusiliers, 17th Battalion’s movements in 1918. They were engaged in action on the Western Front including The Battle of St Quentin, the Battle of Bapaume, The First Battle of Arras, The Battle of Albert, The Second Battle of Bapaume, The Battle of Havrincourt, the Battle of the Canal du Nord, The Battle of Cambrai and the Battle of the Selle. Arthur’s battalion ended the war in France, Preux-au-Sart N.E. of Le Quesnoy on 11th November 1918.
After his death, Arthur was awarded the Victory Medal. Eligibility for this award consisted of having been mobilised, fighting, having served in any of the theatres of operations between midnight 4th/5th August 1914, and midnight, 11/12 November 1918. George was also awarded the British War Medal for services between 5th August and 11th November 1918.
George John and Mary Elizabeth Malin would have been sent a Memorial Death Plaque after the war to commemorate their only son Arthur. They had moved to 1 Yerbury Road, Tufnell Park, London.
Private Arthur G Malin is buried in Englebelmer Communal Cemetery Extension in Somme, France. His father George had the following inscription carved onto his son’s stone: UNTIL THE DAY BREAKS.
Arthur is remembered in Islington on the St Mellitus Church War Memorial.