(Service number 7/111)

Aliases Born & died Oswyne Newton CALVERT
First Rank Trooper Last Rank


Date 24 May 1892 Place of Birth Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 9 High Street, Timaru
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs Elise RICHARDSON (mother), 27 Cyprus Street, Stratford, Manchester, England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation Main Body
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Date 16 October 1914
Transport Tahiti or Athenic
Embarked From Lyttelton, Canterbury Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
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Date Reason

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Post-war Occupations


Date 1 March 1980 Age 88 yrs
Place of Death Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Oswyne RICHARDSON was born Oswyne Newton CALVERT in 1892 at Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England, the son of Albert Boston and Eliza (nee NEWTON) CALVERT. He was living at home in Sculcoates, Yorkshire, with his parents and siblings, in 1901. In 1911 he was a boarder, still in Sculcoates, and working as a clerk in the dried fruit trade. Oswyne married Edith SHARPE in 1919 at St Swithin's Lincoln. By 1928 Oswyne and his wife Edith were back in Timaru (this time as CALVERT), where he was working as a lorry driver, and a couple of years later as a bookseller. He was again in 1946 in Lincoln where he died in 1980, at the great age of 88 years. Oswyne may have come to New Zealand soon after his father's death on 4 March 1914. In Timaru, Oswyne enrolled and passed the examination on 12 August 1914, in a very lively and busy Drill Shed; he was not one of those rejected because they were over age or under age, insufficiently developed, had no experience, or were over weight (the regulation weight was 12 stone).


Cenotaph Database [02 September 2014]; Timaru Herald, 13 August 1914 (Papers Past) [01 September 2014]; NZ Electoral Rolls & Directories ( [06 September 2014]; 1901, 1911 [x 2] England census ( [06 September 2014]; England Death & Birth Indexes (FreeBDM & [06 September 2014]; England Select Marriages ( [06 September 2014]

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