CALVERT, Francis

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Rank: 2nd Lieutenant

Year of death: 1917

Date of birth: QE Jun 1896

Date of death: 19.9.1917

Place of death: France

Service number:

Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, 2/4th Battalion (Territorial)

Medals: Soldiers died in the Great War 1914-1919 – “Died of Wounds”

Cemetery location: Manor Road Cemetery, Section U – Recorded on parents’ grave

Where remembered?: Buried in CWGC, Grevillers British Cemetery, France, Plot VII.A.15
Parents’ grave in Manor Road Cemetery, Section U

Biographical Information

Born in Scarborough in 1896, living at 12 Norwood Street in 1901 census, living with grandparents Francis and Hannah. In 1911 census and at the time of his death his parents, Francis Brigham Calvert (Bank Cashier) and Mabel lived at 25 Nansen Street, Scarborough. Siblings, Mary, Jessie & George.

Francis was the son of Francis Brigham and Mabel Calvert of 25 Nansen Street, Scarborough. His father was well known in the town as an official with Barclay’s Bank and before joining the army Francis was articled with Mr JA Iveson the Surveyor to the Scarborough Rural District Council.

He initially enlisted in the Yorkshire Regiment but on gaining his commission was attached to the K.O.Y.L.I.

His captain wrote to his parents “Under the most trying circumstances he did his work in a quiet, cool manner, which made all his men like him. Early on the morning of the 19th, about 2.00 am he was on duty in the trench when a shell dropped on the parapet and a piece of shrapnel struck him on the head. He was sent down to the field hospital immediately, but never recovered consciousness. It is one consolation his end was absolutely painless”.

He was 21.

Inscription

In/loving memory of/FRANCIS BRIGHAM CALVERT/died May 15th 1940 aged 73 years/also of MABEL CALVERT/died April 17th 1966/aged 94 years/Also 2nd Lieut FRANCIS CALVERT son of the above died in France Sept 19th 1917/ aged 21 years.

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