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  • photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.
Person Details
Worksop, Notts
Edgar William Calvert was born 1881, son of John Christopher Calvert and his wife Jane Waller living in Potter Street, Worksop, Notts. They had married in 1871 in Chesterfield. Edgar was the fourth of their five children and in his working life, took the occupation of a bricklayer. He married Beatrice Alice Lowe at Worksop on 25 Dec 1902. By 1911, Edgar and Beatrice had moved from Worksop and was resident at nearby Mill Lane, Blyth. Also in early 1911, the family head, John Christopher Calvert, died age 61 at Worksop
09 Aug 1915
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696744 - CWGC Website
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Enlisted Worksop - residence Blyth, Notts
Private
6th Bn Lincolnshire Regiment
Edgar Calvert was attested and passed medical fit at Worksop, on the 24th Aug 1914. He was registered of age 34, a bricklayer and residing at Mill Lane Blyth Rotherham. He had previously served 2 years 4th Notts and Derby (time ex-pired). He joined the 6th Lincoln Regiment and was made up to Lance Corporal on 24th Dec 1914, but, for reasons unknown, requested to revert back to Private on the 31st March 1915. He had spent 306 days as a home posting, before being drafted with the BEF Mediterranean on the 1st July 1915. On the 14th of Aug 1915, he was reported missing given an official date of death from the War Office as died on or since 9th Aug 1915 in the Dardanelles, He is commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Turkey. His widow, Alice Beatrice Calvert was residing at 26 Westgate, Worksop, when she received a pension of 12/6d per week commencing 10th October 1916. Pte E.W.Calvert Worksop Guardian 2 June 1916 News has been received this week by Mrs Alice B Calvert, 8 Forests Cottages Bridge St Worksop, that her husband Pte Edgar William Calvert, 8th Lincolns, reported missing on August 9th is now reported dead. The War Office, in com-municating the news forwards to Mrs Calvert, the King and Queen’s message of sympathy, Pte Calvert was the son of the late Mr Christopher Calvert, Brook Terrace, Newcastle Avenue and was a bricklayer by trade. He was employed in his capacity on the new colliery at Harworth when the War broke out and had served in the Army fourteen months before the news that he was missing was received.
CWG additional information:- Son of the late Christopher Calvert, of 11, Brook Terrace, Newcastle Avenue, Worksop; husband of Alice Beatrice Calvert, of 26, Westgate, Worksop, Notts. Research by Colin Dannatt
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  • photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.
    Edgar William Calvert - photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.