Service Number: 474
Enlisted: 15 August 1914, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion
Born: Williamstown, Victoria, Australia, 1890
Home Town: Williamstown, Hobsons Bay, Victoria
Schooling: Williamstown Grammar School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 24 May 1915
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Bank of New South Wales Roll of Honour Book, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing, Pakenham Upper Honour Board, Williamstown Pictorial Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

15 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
19 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 474, 7th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
19 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 474, 7th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Melbourne
24 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 474, 7th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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7th Battalion

Rank - Private

Wounded in the afternoon on 25 April 1915  on McKay's Ridge and later declared missing

Son of Joseph Richard and Lucinda Matilda Calcutt, of 12, Victoria St., Williamstown, Victoria, Australia.

Brother of Charles and Robert Calcutt - Boer War; Clare Calcutt 8 Light Horse; Brendan 14 Battalion


Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

GERALD CALCUTT was born 1 st March, 1890, at Williamstown, Victoria, and was the son of Mr. J. R. Calcutt and Mrs. L. M. Calcutt. He was educated at the Williamstown Grammar School, and joined the service of the Bank in Melbourne on 17th March, 1907.

He enlisted almost immediately on the outbreak of war; proceeded with the 7th Battalion to Egypt, and took part in the landing at Gallipoli on 24th May, 1915, where he met his death.

Little is known of the actual circumstances; he was last seen taking part in a charge with his unit, and is believed to have been killed by a shell. Before leaving Egypt he had been promoted to the rank of lance-corporal.

Source Bank of NSW Roll of Honour