CALVERT, James Gibson
(Service number N/N)

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Date 22 August 1884 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date 29 August 1916 Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Accountant
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married. One child.
Next of Kin Mrs Margaret Mary CALVERT (wife), Merther Road, New Farm, Brisbane, Queensland
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Military Service

Served with Australian Imperial Force Served in Army
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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations

Poultry farmer


Date 25 April 1936 Age 51 years
Place of Death Campbelltown, New South Wales
Memorial or Cemetery St Peter's Anglican Church Cemetery, Campbelltown
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

James Gibson Calvert was born on 22 August 1884 at Timaru, the second son of Robert and Annie (née Gibson) Calvert. He was educated at Timaru Main School. He married Margaret Mary O’Neill on 11 April 1915 in Queensland, Australia. On enlisting in Queensland on 29 August 1916, James stated that he had served 3 years with the Infantry in New Zealand when his time expired. He nominated his wife as next-of-kin – Mrs Margaret Mary Calvert, Merther Road, New Farm, Brisbane, Queensland. He was an accountant with one child – Kathleen Marie Calvert, born on 5 November 1915. James featured in the Victoria, Australia, Police Gazette of 18 January 1917, for desertion from H.M. Service. A private, 33 years old, born in New Zealand, 5 feet 7 inches tall, with dark complexion, brown hair and blue eyes, he had deserted from Seymour Camp on 11 December 1916. Post war, James worked as a poultry farmer. His brother Robert Stanley Lawson Calvert (known as Lawson) was killed in action in 1915 at Gallipoli. James died on 25 April 1936 at Campbelltown, New South Wales. He was buried in St Peter’s Anglican Church Cemetery at Campbelltown. His daughter Kathleen Marie Vaughan is buried with him.


NZ BDM Indexes (Department of internal Affairs) [15 April 2020]; School Admission records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [15 April 2020]; Australia marriage index & death index ( [16 April 2020]; Victoria, Australia, Police Gazettes ( [16 April 2020]; Find A Grave record & image (per [16 April 2020]

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