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Calcutt, Gerald (1890–1915)

Gerald Calcutt, c 1914 photographer unknown

Gerald Calcutt, c 1914 photographer unknown, Australian War Memorial

GERALD CALCUTT was born 1 st March, 1890, at Williamstown, Victoria, and was the son of Mr. J. R. Calcutt and Mrs. L. M. Calcutt. He was educated at the Williamstown Grammar School, and joined the service of the Bank in Melbourne on 17th March, 1907.

He enlisted almost immediately on the outbreak of war; proceeded with the 7th Battalion to Egypt, and took part in the landing at Gallipoli on 24th May, 1915, where he met his death.

Little is known of the actual circumstances; he was last seen taking part in a charge with his unit, and is believed to have been killed by a shell. Before leaving Egypt he had been promoted to the rank of lance-corporal.

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