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HERBERT CALVERT
Age:23
Rank:Private
Service No:376208
Date of Death:27/03/1918
Regiment:Manchester Regiment
Unit:1st/10th Bn.
Memorial:
Arras Memorial
Panel Reference:Bay 7.


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Herbert Calvert was born in Halifax in 1895 to parents William and Margaret. He was one of four boys, the others being Harold,Raymond & Fred. Raymond,serving with the Royal Field Artillery, was wounded by a shell earlier in the same month that Herbert was killed. The family had moved to Royton at some point after 1903 and by 1911 were living at 4 Seville Street, father William was a Foundry Labourer. Herbert worked as a piecer at the Monarch Mill before joining the pre-war army in March 1914. Before serving on the Western Front he had seen action at Gallipoli.
Around the time of Herbert's death the 10th Manchesters were involved in trying to hold back the great German Spring Offensive. On the day of his death while not in action they were holding the front line. Only Herbert and a Chaddertonian - Private James Platt (375504) - were killed that day, probably by a shell.