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Surname: CALVERT

Forename(s): Miles

Place of Birth: Gayle, Yorkshire

Service No: 76751

Rank: Gunner

Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Garrison Artillery

Battalion / Unit: 137th Heavy Battery

Division: ---

Age: 36

Date of Death: 1918-04-24

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: C. 10.


CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: HAWES, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Miles Calvert was the son of Thomas and Mary Calvert, née Iveson. Thomas was born at Hawes and Mary at Gayle, Yorkshire.

1891 Burtersett, Yorkshire Census: East Houses - Miles Calvert, aged 9 years, born Hawes, Yorkshire, son of Thomas and Mary Calvert.

1901 Burtersett, Yorkshire Census: Miles Calvert, aged 19 years, born Hawes, Yorkshire, son of Thomas and Mary Calvert.

1911 Liverpool, Lancashire Census: 98, Selborne Street - Miles Calvert, aged 29 years, born Hawes, Yorkshire. [Miles was boarding with and probably employed by Bessie Sunter, Cowkeeper.]

The British Army Service Record for Miles Calvert exists but may be incomplete.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Gnr Miles Calvert, 76751, R.G.A.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Gnr Miles Calvert, 76751, 173 [sic] Hvy. Bty. R.G.A.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Gnr Miles Calvert, 76751, 137 H. Bty. R.G.A. Date and Place of Death: 24.4.18. 26 Fld. Amb. France or Belgium. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: William Bell. £8 5s. 0d. For niece and Legatee - Rose E. Bell. War Gratuity: Guardian of Legatee (Rose E. Bell) William Bell. £8 10s. 0d. [Rose Ellen Bell, born Burtersett, c. 1909, was the daughter of Miles's sister, Ann.]

UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: card(s) exist for Miles. Name(s) on card(s): Dependant: Mrs Mary Calvert, born 1850. Relationship: Mother. Address: Burtersett, nr Hawes, Yorks.

A short biography of Miles is included in: ‘Wensleydale Remembered – The Sacrifice made by the Families of a Northern Dale 1914-1918 and 1939-1945’ by Keith Taylor (2004).

Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Gunner Miles CALVERT

Gunner Miles CALVERT

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Garrison Artillery

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Garrison Artillery

Data from Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 - 1919 Records

Soldiers Died Data for Soldier Records

Surname: CALVERT

Forename(s): Miles

Born: Gayle, Yorks

Residence: York

Enlisted: Bootle

Number: 76751

Rank: Gunner

Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery



Died Date: 24/04/18

Died How: Died of wounds

Theatre of War: France & Flanders


Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: CALVERT

Forename(s): Miles

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 76751

Rank: Gunner

Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery

Unit: 137th Heavy Bty.

Age: 36


Died Date: 24/04/1918

Additional Information: Son of Thomas and Mary Calvert, of Burtersett, Hawes, Yorks. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: PEACE PERFECT PEACE)



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Craven Herald and Wensleydale Standard Logo

10 May 1918

Gunner Myles Calvert, Burtersett

Burtersett, near Hawes, has yielded another of its lads in the country's service in Gunner Myles Calvert, R.G.A., second son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Calvert, Burtersett. The C.O., in his letter conveying the news, said:- "Your son died from the effects of a shell wound received in action on April 24th. He was badly wounded in the head and became unconscious as he was carried to the dressing station, where he died shortly after being admitted. For a long time he acted as cook in the officers' mess, but at Christmas time he expressed a wish to go on the guns, which was granted him. He was always very cheerful and looked on the bright side, so that he will be greatly missed by all his comrades. All my fellow officers join with me in offering you their deepest sympathy."

Gunner Calvert joined up on April 15th 1916, and was sent overseas in November the same year. He had been living at Liverpool for some years, and joined the Army there. Another brother is also with the forces. Much sympathy is felt for the parents and family in their great loss.

10 May 1918

HAWES - Memorial Service

A memorial service for local soldiers fallen in the war during the past year was held in St. Margaret's Church on Sunday. The names of the soldiers honoured were Private C.H. Jones, Private N.B. Iveson, Pte. M[H]. Cockett, Private R.T. Metcalfe, Private R. Alderson and Gunner M. Calvert. The Hawes Volunteers and Cadets under Second-Lieutenant H.A. Crallen marched to the church. The choir and clergy were preceded to the chancel by Cadet Kenneth Wilson carrying the Union Jack (draped). A special form of service was used, and the hymns 'Rock of Ages,' 'Brief life is here our portion,' and 'On the Resurrection Morning' were sung. The vicar, the Rev. S.D. Crawford, gave an impressive address. The Dead march was played on the organ after the sermon by Mrs. Place, and the 'Last Post' sounded by Mr. J. Blades.


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