The son of Malcolm and Florence McCall, Malcolm McCall joined the Royal Scots Fusiliers and was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant on 18 September 1914. After he transferred to the Royal Flying Corps, he was posted to 20 Squadron and promoted to temporary Lieutenant on 1 July 1917. Five days later, he scored his first victory flying an F.E.2d. But soon after, on 21 July 1917, he was wounded and his observer, Lt. Ralph McKenzie Madill, was killed when their two-seater (A1865) was shot down. On 27 July 1917, he was promoted to Lieutenant with precedence from 1 June 1916. Returning to his squadron in 1918, McCall scored five more victories flying Bristol Fighters with his observer, Clement Boothroyd. Post-war, he emigrated to Rhodesia.
British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920