Walter Thomas Malcolm Jr. was born 23 March 1920
Ensign Malcolm was in the US Navy Reserve and was killed on 10 July 1943 near Licata in Sicily.
U.S. Navy amphibious Corps

He was buried in the temporary American Licata Cemetey in grave A-2-18. Date of burial was 12 July 1943. He was repatriated and is now buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Bristol, TN.

The Knoxville Journal, July 4, 1948
The body of Ensign Walter Thomas Malcolm Jr., who was killed in action July 10, 1943, during the invasion of Sicily, is being returned to the U.S. from the Army Cemetery at Licata, Sicily, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.T. Malcolm, 11809 North Hills Boulevard, learned yesterday. An officer in the Navy Amphibious Corps Ensign Malcolm was in command of the first landing barge which spearheaded the invasion in that sector, and died from machine gun fire. He was awarded the Purple Heart posthumously. A 1942 graduate of the University of Tennessee, he married Miss Jean Bush of Clinton, a former U-T beaty. He was employed by th TVA in Knoxville prior to the war. Burial will be held in Bristol.

Picture from the University of Tennessee Yearbook 1942.

  • Rank: Ensign
  • Date of birth:
  • 23 March 1920
  • Date of death: 10 July 1943
  • County: Sullivan
  • Hometown: Bristol
  • Service Branch: Navy
  • Division/Assignment: Navy Amphibious Corps
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Battles: Sicily
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Glenwood Cemetery, Bristol, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XVIII, Bottom Panel
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