Albert Frederick CALDER

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CALDER, Albert Frederick

Service Number: 5700
Enlisted: 26 August 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: 15th Field Company Engineers
Born: Parkside, South Australia, 23 July 1894
Home Town: Mitcham, Mitcham, South Australia
Schooling: Goodwood Public School
Occupation: Locomotive Fireman
Died: Killed in Action, Passchendaele, Belgium, 26 September 1917, aged 23 years
Cemetery: St. Julien Dressing Station Cemetery
IV. D. 8.
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide South Australian Railways WW1 & WW2 Honour Boards, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Goodwood Public School WW1 Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

26 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 5700, Adelaide, South Australia
20 Jan 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 5700, 3rd Field Company Engineers, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
20 Jan 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 5700, 3rd Field Company Engineers, HMAT Runic, Sydney
26 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 5700, 15th Field Company Engineers, Polygon Wood

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Biography

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Chronicle (Adelaide, SA: 1895 - 1954) Saturday 27 October 1917

THE LATE SAPPER CALDER.

 Mr. and Mrs. D. Calder, of Cottonville, have been notified that their son, Sapper A. F. Calder, was killed in France on September 26. He was 23 years of age.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article87409827 (nla.gov.au)

 

The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA: 1889 - 1931) Thursday 1 November 1917

THE ROLL OF HONOR.

"Faithful Unto Death."

AUSTRALIAN SOLDIERS.

DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY.

Sapper A. F. CALDER, of the 15th Engineers,   who was killed on September 26, enlisted in August, 1915, leaving Adelaide on December 29 for Egypt. In May he left Egypt for France, and was wounded at Armentieres on July 21 1916. After some months in hospital in England he returned to France, and served there until his death. Prior to enlisting he was employed as a fireman on the railways. He was 23 years of age. His sterling qualities and genial manner made him a general favorite. His death is deeply regretted by a wide circle of friends. His brother, Private H. G. Calder, was killed in action at Pozieres on August 6, 1916.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5568274 (nla.gov.au)

 

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