Malcolm Wombwell died in hospital on 8th June 1986. He was 93.

He survived the major battles at Ypres, the Somme and Passchendaele during the First World War when he fought with the Scots Guards.

Afterwards, he joined the 7th Hussars in India and in the Second World War he was with the Home Guard and Claims Commission.

It has been said that he looked upon the Regiment as having given him enormous pleasure and happiness.

He was a generous host to many of the Regiment including the wives club. For many years he regularly attended the Regimental Association Dinners
in London.

Between the wars, he went to South America and become a cattle rancher. He was an accomplished painter, travelling far and wide to paint. He also hunted and was a keen racing man. His wife, Beryl, died in 1977. They had no children.

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