|Place of birth||Gladstone, Victoria|
|Place of birth||Golsborough, Victoria|
|Address||33B Hamilton Street, Boulder, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||22|
|Next of kin||Brother, Mr J Alex. Calder, 1 Pirie Street, Boulder, Western Australia|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Blackboy Hill, Western Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||51st Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/68/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sergeant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||51st Battalion|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||Enlisted 24 January 1916 - 51st Bn 3rd Reinforcements; taken on strength, 51st Bn, 14 December 1916; promoted Sgt, 1 August 1917.|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Polygon Wood, Ypres, Belgium|
|Age at death||24-25|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Panel 29), Belgium
The Menin Gate Memorial (so named because the road led to the town of Menin) was constructed on the site of a gateway in the eastern walls of the old Flemish town of Ypres, Belgium, where hundreds of thousands of allied troops passed on their way to the front, the Ypres salient, the site from April 1915 to the end of the war of some of the fiercest fighting of the war.
The Memorial was conceived as a monument to the 350,000 men of the British Empire who fought in the campaign. Inside the arch, on tablets of Portland stone, are inscribed the names of 56,000 men, including 6,178 Australians, who served in the Ypres campaign and who have no known grave.
The opening of the Menin Gate Memorial on 24 July 1927 so moved the Australian artist Will Longstaff that he painted 'The Menin Gate at Midnight', which portrays a ghostly army of the dead marching past the Menin Gate. The painting now hangs in the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, at the entrance of which are two medieval stone lions presented to the Memorial by the City of Ypres in 1936.
Since the 1930s, with the brief interval of the German occupation in the Second World War, the City of Ypres has conducted a ceremony at the Memorial at dusk each evening to commemorate those who died in the Ypres campaign.
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
War service: Western Front
Embarked Fremantle, 20 July 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 9 September 1916.
Proceeded overseas to France, 28 November 1916; marched in to 4th Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, 30 November 1916.
Admitted to 13th Australian Field Ambulance, 8 March 1917 (scabies); transferred same day to Corps Scabies Hospital; discharged to duty and rejoined unit, in the field, 19 March 1917.
Appointed Lance Corporal, 1 March 1917; promoted Corporal, 1 June 1917; Temporary Sergeant, 14 July 1917; Sergeant, 1 August 1917.
Killed in action, Belgium, 30 September 1917.
Medals: British War Medal, Victory MedalRemains discovered in September 2006 by Belgian workers near Zonnebeke in the course of building a gas pipeline; Calder identified by DNA tests; re-interred in Buttes Cemetery, 4 October 2007.
|Sources||NAA: B2455, CALDER George|