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James Murray CALVERT

Regimental number1886
Place of birthArmagh, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngineer
AddressArgents Hill, Nambucca River, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 4.75"
Weight133 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Margaret Calvert, 'Old Change', Knutsford Drive, Clifton Ville, Belfast, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date15 March 1916
Place of enlistmentWest Maitland, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name36th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/53/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 4 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Australian Dental Hospital
FateReturned to Australia 9 February 1920
Discharge date10 March 1920
Other details

War service: embarked Sydney, 4 September 1916; disembarked Plymouth, 29 October 1916. Board and classified 'C1', 17 December 1916.

Married Mabel Gertrude Davidson at Cliftonville, Belfast, Presbyterian church, 30 January 1917. Found guilty, Durrington Camp, of being absent without leave, 6 pm, 28 January, to 3.30pm, 3 February 1917: awarded 21 days' Field Punishment No 2; forfeited a total of 32 days' pay.

Transferred to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 20 March 1917. Found guilty, Bulford, of being absent without leave, midnight, 22 November, to 2200, 28 November 1917: awarded 3 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited a total of 9 days' pay.

Marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 9 January 1918. Granted leave without pay for business from 11 June to 11 November 1919 at Oldchange, Alliance Avenue, Belfast.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Themistocles', 22 December 1919; disembarked Sydney, 9 February 1920; discharged, 10 March 1920.

Medal: British War Medal
Date of death23 November 1963
Place of burialField of Mars Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, CALVERT James Murray

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