Dunlop, George Malcolm

Dunlop, George Malcolm


1st Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers

Killed in action on Sunday 25 April 1915 (aged 26)

No known grave


Commonwealth War Graves Commission

V Beach Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey (Special Memorial A. 46)

Holywood and District War Memorial

Holywood Parish Church of Ireland Church (St Philip & St James)

Cheltenham College Roll of Honour

Brother of Second Lieutenant John Gunning Moore Dunlop


George Malcolm Dunlop was born on 13 January 1889 in St. Helens, Holywood and he was a son of Archibald and Elizabeth (Bessie) Dunlop (nee Moore).

Archibald Dunlop was a physician and he and Bessie had three children:

John Gunning Moore (born 14 November 1885 in St. Helens, Holywood)

Elizabeth Dorothea (Dora, born 9 October 1886 in St. Helens, Holywood)

George Malcolm (born 13 January 1889 in St. Helens, Holywood)

The Dunlop family lived in High Street, Holywood.

From his previous marriage in 1861 to Elizabeth Jane Stanton (nee Henry), Archibald Dunlop had at least three older children:

Shuldham Henry (born around 1863; married Marion Christina Gunning on 30 June 1891 in Derryloran Parish Church of Ireland Church Cookstown; medical doctor who moved to Australia)

Archibald Samuel (born 27 December 1864 in High Street, Holywood; later Colonel Archibald Dunlop stationed at St Albans)

Violet Madeline (born 22 June 1872 in High Street, Holywood; married Elliott Hill of Craigdarragh, Helen’s Bay on 5 October 1898 in Holywood Parish Church of Ireland Church).

Archibald Dunlop died of heart disease on 13 November 1902 (aged 68) at St Helen’s, Holywood and Bessie Dunlop died on 13 December 1926 (aged 79).

It was Bessie Dunlop who unveiled Holywood and District War Memorial on 28 January 1922.

George Malcolm Dunlop was educated at Cheltenham, he joined the Royal Dublin Fusiliers in 1909 and received his first commission in February 1909.  He was promoted Lieutenant in June 1910 and Captain in December 1914.  He served in the Great War with the 1st Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers and he was 26 when he was killed in action on 25 April 1915 – the day on which he and other Allied forces landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula.

Captain George Malcolm Dunlop is commemorated on Special Memorial A 46 at V Beach Cemetery, Gallipoli where he is believed to be buried; on the Roll of Honour in Cheltenham College; on Holywood and District War Memorial and on the Memorial Plaque in Holywood Parish Church of Ireland Church (St Philip & St James).

There is an inscription on the Memorial Tablet in V Beach Cemetery: