Alan Murray CALVERT

CALVERT, Alan Murray

Service Number: 16204
Enlisted: 21 May 1917, Place of enlistment - Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: Mechanical Transport Companies (AIF)
Born: Irrewarra Station, Colac Victoria, 19 March 1884
Home Town: Colac, Colac-Otway, Victoria
Schooling: The Geelong College
Occupation: Grazier
Died: Melbourne, Victoria, 9 September 1927, aged 43 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Colac General Cemetery
Church of England Section, Row 37, Grave 62
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

21 May 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Driver, SN 16204, Mechanical Transport Companies (AIF), Place of enlistment - Melbourne, Victoria
22 Mar 1918: Embarked AIF WW1, Driver, SN 16204, Mechanical Transport Companies (AIF), Embarked on HMAT 'A54' Runic from Sydney on 22nd March 1918, disembarking London, England on 24th May 1918.
30 Aug 1918: Embarked AIF WW1, Driver, SN 16204, Mechanical Transport Companies (AIF), Proceeded to France from Folkestone.
29 Jul 1919: Embarked AIF WW1, Driver, SN 16204, Mechanical Transport Companies (AIF), Driver Calvert was granted leave from 8th April 1919 to 7th August 1919 to return to Australia via America at his own expense, disembarked Melbourne on 29th July 1919 from "S.S. Sonoma". Prior to this event Driver Calvert had attended the Technical College Bradford from 5th February 1919 to 5th April 1919.
20 Aug 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Driver, SN 16204, Mechanical Transport Companies (AIF)

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Biography contributed by Daryl Jones

CALVERT, Alan Murray (1884-1927)

Alan Murray Calvert was born at Irrewarra Station Colac on 19 March 1884, the fifth son of John Calvert and Margaret Fair nee Chirnside, of Irrewarra. He was enrolled as a boarder at Geelong College on 17 April 1899 becoming a member of the 1st Football XVIII from 1901 to 1903 and a member of the 1st Rowing VIII of 1902.

On leaving school he joined the staff of Dalgety and Co, and studied wool classing in London and Birmingham. On his return to Australia he went into partnership on a pastoral property in NSW.

He married Joan Douglas Urquhart, daughter of Angus and Mary Urquhart, of Moondah Estate, Larpent, on 15 September 1915.

During World War I, he enlisted (No 16204) in Army Service Corps Reinforcements (Motor Transport Service), 2nd Motor Transport Company) as an AIF Driver on 21 May 1917. He embarked in Sydney on HMAT A54 Runic on 22 March 1918 and served in France and Belgium. He returned to Australia 22 April 1919 and was discharged on the 15 August 1919.

He died in Melbourne on the 9 September 1927 aged 42 and was buried at Colac Cemetery.

His brothers, Percy Norman Calvert (1886-1926), Andrew Chirnside Calvert (1882-1957), and possibly, Noel Leonard Calvert (1877-1900) also attended College.

Source : The Geelong College - https://gnet.geelongcollege.vic.edu.au/wiki/CALVERT-Alan-Murray-1884-1927.ashx

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