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  • Family grave, Beeston & Stapleford Cemetery, Wollaton Road, Beeston, Nottingham. Photograph Rachel Farrand, August 2017.
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Alfred was the only son of the William and Elizabeth Calvert (née Massey). William was born in Clonmel, Ireland, and Elizabeth in Nottingham. They were married in 1871 (J/A/S Nottingham) and had four children: Edith Elizabeth b. 1872 Flintham (A/M/J Bingham), Alfred Harold b. 1876 (O/N/D Pancras) baptised 25 August 1876 at St Jude, Gray's Inn Road, Camden, Florence Clare b. 1878 (J/A/S Nottingham) and Emily Gertrude birth registered 1878 (J/F/M Nottingham). In 1871 shortly before his marriage, William (29) was a grocer (wine and spirit trade) on Village Street, Flintham, Nottinghamshire. Also in the household was his sister, Eliza A Calvert (38, b. Ireland), who was his housekeeper, Alfred Potter (15) who was his assistant, and Jane Wilson (14) who was a general servant. By 1881 William and his wife were living at 2 All Saints Terrace, Nottingham, with their four children, Edith (8), Alfred (4), Florence (2) and Emily (1). Also in the household was Anne Johnson (15) a domestic servant, and Alfred Scotney (15) an apprentice to the grocery trade. According to the census William was a grocer employing a number of men and also three boys. The family was living at 21 Gill Street, Nottingham, in 1891 and had moved again by 1901 to 7 Burns Street, Nottingham. By then Alfred (23) was assisting his father in the grocery business; none of his sisters had an occupation. Also in the household was William's umarried sister-in-law, Althea Massey (57) who was 'living on own means' and a domestic assistant, Rebecca Spyley (21). By 1911 the family was living at 3 Station Villas, Beeston. Only Elizabeth (69), Edith (38), Alfred (34), Emily (27), a private governess, and Althea Massey were in the home on the night of the census. Elizabeth completed the census and it is probable that her husband William was in a hospital or nursing home at the time of the census as he died on 29 April 1911 at 6 Oxford Street, Nottingham. By the time of Elizabeth's own death in October 1916 the family home was at 2 Laburnum Grove, Beeston, and this was still her daughter Edith's home when she died on 1 August 1930. Only one of the siblings was to marry; Emily Gertrude was 39 when she married Alfred Salmon (49) on 23 July 1921 at St Stephen's Church, Paddington, London. Alfred probably died in 1927 and Emily died on 23/24 June 1965; she was then living in Lancing, Sussex. Florence probably died in 1950 (September Worthing Sussex) at the age of 71.
He was educated at Nottingham High School. In 1901 he was a grocer's assistant, presumably in his father's business, and was following the same trade in 1911.
27 Jan 1918
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365474 - CWGC Website
223995
He was resident in Beeston and enlisted in Nottingham
Private
250th Div Labour Corps
Formerly 1st/7th Battalion Sherwood Foresters, transferred to (223955) 250th Div. Coy. Labour Corps (CWGC) He landed in France on 25th February 1915. According to the Register of Soldiers' Effects he died of illness in Nottingham Military Hospital. However, he was buried in Dover (St James's) Cemetery (grave ref. L.G.25).
CWGC record, 'Additional Information': 'Only son of the late William and Elizabeth Calvert of 52, Long Row, Nottingham.' Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Administration to sister, Edith E Calvert. Death notice published 2nd February 1918 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “CALVERT. – On the 27th ult., at military hospital, after three years' service, Pte. Alfred Harold Calvert, Sherwood Foresters, of Laburnum-grove, Beeston, and son of the late William Calvert, Long-row, Nottingham.” In memoriam published 27th January 1919 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “CALVERT. – In dear memory of my friend, Harold Calvert, of the Sherwood Foresters, who died in military hospital, Dover, January 27th, 1918. – Madge.” Above notices are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918 Family grave, Beeston and Stapleford Cemetery, Wollaton Road, Beeston, Nottingham; inscription on four kerbstones: ‘Alfred Harold their only son died on active service Jan. 27th 1918. Buried at Dover. In memory of William Calvert born Clonmel Ireland May 31st 18(-) died Nottingham Apl. 29th 1911. Also Elizabeth Calvert his beloved wife who died Oct. 22nd 1916. Edith Elizabeth their dear daughter died Augst. 1st 1930. God is love.’ Probate: Calvert William of 3 Station-villas Beeston Nottinghamshire secretary of a limited company died 29 April 1911 at 6 Oxford-street Nottingham Probate Nottingham 19 May to Elizabeth Calvert widow. Effects £1420. 10s. Probate: Calvert Elizabeth of 2 Laburnam-grove Beeston Nottinghamshire widow died 22 October 1916 Probate Nottingham 13 December to Edith Elizabeth Calvert spinster. Effects £1252 7s. 4d. Probate: Calvert Alfred Harold of 2 Laburnum-grove Beeston Nottinghamshire private in HM Army died 27 January 1918 at Dover Administration Nottingham 22 May to Edith Elizabeth Calvert spinster. Effects £175 15s. 9d. Probate: Calvert Edith Elizabeth of 2 Laburnum-grove Beeston Nottinghamshire spinster died 1 August 1930 Administration Nottingham 23 September to Florence Clare Calvert spinster and Emily Gertrude Salmon widow. Effects £3238 0s. 7d. Probate: Salmon Emily Gertrude of 21 The Broadway Lancing Sussex who was last seen alive on 23 June 1965 and whose dead body was found on 24 June 1965 Probate Lewes 26 July to Richard Valentine Stapleton and Francis Harrington Edwards solicitors. £4661.
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  • Family grave, Beeston & Stapleford Cemetery, Wollaton Road, Beeston, Nottingham. Photograph Rachel Farrand, August 2017.
    Alfred Harold Calvert - Family grave, Beeston & Stapleford Cemetery, Wollaton Road, Beeston, Nottingham. Photograph Rachel Farrand, August 2017.
  • Family grave, Beeston & Stapleford Cemetery, Wollaton Road, Beeston, Nottingham. Photograph Rachel Farrand, August 2017.
    Alfred Harold Calvert - Family grave, Beeston & Stapleford Cemetery, Wollaton Road, Beeston, Nottingham. Photograph Rachel Farrand, August 2017.