Malcolm enlisted in the Citizens Military Forces (Reserves) on 19 Aug 1940 with Service No W 919 and posted to 10th Light Horse Regiment. He transferred to the A.I.F. on 6 May 1941 and was an original member of the unit, trained at Wilsons Promontory and was assigned to No 3 Sect, "A" Platoon. He was wounded during training on 28 Aug 1941, prior to embarkation and lost a hand. He was discharged from the A.I.F. and re-joined the C.M.F. with Service No W55683. He was appointed Lance Corporal on 27 Mar 1943 and discharged on 21 Aug 1943.
He was entitled to the War Medal and Australian Service Medal 1939-45, pictured below.
Edited by Peter Epps