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Regimental number395
Place of birthBundberg, Queensland
AddressArundel Avenue, Nambour, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 4"
Weight115 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Ellen Duncan Calvert, Arundel Avenue, Nambour, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 March 1916
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 13, Reinforcement 5
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/18/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 19 September 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll395A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll21 Machine Gun Company
FateDied whilst a Prisoner of War 21 October 1918
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialNiederzwehren Cemetery (Plot V, Row C, Grave No. 8), Cassel, Germany
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Amos and Ellen CALVERT, Nambour, Queensland. Native of Bundaberg, Queensland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 19 September 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 14 November 1916; marched into Australian Details, Parkhouse, 15 November 1916.

Marched into Machine Gun Training Depot, Grantham, 23 November 1916.

Taken on strength of 21st Machine Gun Company, 15 January 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 17 March 1917.

Posted as missing in action, believed prisoner of war, 15 April 1917.

Now, 15 May 1917, reported as 'Wounded in Action, and Prisoner of War, 15 April 1917; interned at Diusberg.

Died while Prisoner of War, Senne, Germany, 21 October 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CALVERT Hugh

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