Henry George CALDER

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CALDER, Henry George

Service Number: 1824
Enlisted: 17 May 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Parkside, South Australia, 13 July 1890
Home Town: Goodwood, Unley, South Australia
Schooling: Goodwood Public School
Occupation: Boilermaker
Died: Killed in Action, Pozières, France, 5 August 1916, aged 26 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Goodwood Public School WW1 Roll of Honor, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

17 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1824, Keswick, South Australia
23 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1824, 27th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
23 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1824, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Kanowna, Adelaide
5 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1824, 27th Infantry Battalion, Pozières

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Biography

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

"THE LATE PRIVATE H. G. CALDER.

Mr. and Mrs. D. Calder, of Goodwood-road, Cottonville, have been notified that their fifth son, Private H. G. Calder, was killed in action in France on August 5. He embarked for the front on June 23, 1915, and served on Gallipoli until the   evacuation. Prior to enlisting he was employed by Messrs. Forwood, Down & Co. He was 26 years of age, and was a prominent member of the Mitcham Football Club. He was of the true type of Australian soldier, and his death is deeply regretted by a large circle of friends. There are two other brothers serving with the colors, one of whom, Sapper W. F. Calder, has been wounded." - from the Adelaide Advertiser 21 Sep 1916 (nla.gov.au)

 

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