Andrew Chirnside CALVERT

CALVERT, Andrew Chirnside

Service Number: 22020
Enlisted: 10 September 1917, Place of enlistment - Geelong, Victoria
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: 1st to 5th Divisional Signal Companies
Born: Irrewarra Station, Colac Victoria, 8 November 1882
Home Town: Colac, Colac-Otway, Victoria
Schooling: The Geelong College
Occupation: Grazier
Died: 1 August 1957, aged 74 years, cause of death not yet discovered, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Mortlake Cemetery, Victoria
Memorials: Colac Soldier's Memorial, Colac St Andrew's Presbyterian Church Honor Roll, Geelong College WW1 Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

10 Sep 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 22020, Field Company Engineers, Place of enlistment - Geelong, Victoria
5 Nov 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Driver, Field Company Engineers
27 Nov 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Sapper, Field Company Engineers
21 Mar 1918: Embarked Sapper, SN 22020, Field Company Engineers, Embarked on HMAT 'A34' Persic from Sydney on 21st March 1918, disembarking London, England on 24th May 1918.
1 Jul 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Sapper, 1st to 5th Divisional Signal Companies
29 Jan 1919: Embarked AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 22020, 1st to 5th Divisional Signal Companies, Proceeded to France from Southampton.
4 Jul 1919: Embarked AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 22020, 1st to 5th Divisional Signal Companies, Embarked for return to Australia on HMT Norman from England on 4th July 1919, disembarking Melbourne on 18th August 1919.
10 Sep 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 22020, 1st to 5th Divisional Signal Companies

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Biography contributed by Daryl Jones

CALVERT, Andrew Chirnside (1882-1957)

Andrew Chirnside Calvert was born at Irrewarra Station, Colac on 8 November 1882, the son of John Calvert and Margaret Fair nee Chirnside, of Irrewarra. He was Educated at Geelong Grammar School from 4 August 1898 to December 1898 before enrolment as a boarder at Geelong College from 5 April 1899. At College he played in the 1st Football Teams of 1900 and 1901. In 1900 he was awarded 2nd prize in Arithmetic in the Fourth Class.

He worked on the land before his enlistment (No 22020) during World War I as a Sapper in the AIF on 10 September 1917. He embarked on HMAT A34 Persic on 21 March 1918, and arrived in England on 24 May. He served in the 1st Division Signalling Company, attached to Field Company Engineers in France. He returned to Australia on 4 July 1919 on HMT Norman.
He died in 1957.

His brothers, Percy Norman Calvert (1886-1926), Alan Murray Calvert (1884-1927) and possibly, Noel Leonard Calvert (1877-1900), also attended College.

Noel Leonard Calvert (1877-1900) was educated at Geelong Grammar School and is alleged to have briefly attended Geelong College in 1892 though there is no enrolment record relating to him. He was commissioned Lieutenant in the 6th Dragoon Guards in 1899, and served in the Anglo-South African War, where he was killed in action on 19 October 1900 near Bethel in the Transvaal.

Source : The Geelong College - http://gnet.geelongcollege.vic.edu.au:8080/wiki/CALVERT-Andrew-Chirnside-1882-1957.ashx?HL=calvert

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