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New LifeStory for Charles Malcolm Cummings please

This is a request for a civilian (a member of the Church Army) who was awarded the British medal:

Charles Malcolm Cummings (known as 'Malcolm') took his own car to to France in October 1914, and worked as a chauffeur for the British Red Cross, and for the Motor Ambulance Department. Attached to a Clearing Hospital at the Front, he died aged 30 on 8th May 1918 from an illness contracted in France.

I’m not sure whether his medal would have been issued automatically (as with other ranks), or whether his next of kin had to make a claim (as with officers) in which case I gather that a MIC would exist only if such a claim had been made.

Thank you.

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