Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Hugh Calvert

In memory of
Private
Hugh Calvert
January 3, 1917

Military Service:

Service Number:
226535
Age:
21
Force:
Army
Unit:
Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment)
Division:
18th Bn.

Additional Information:

Born:
February 15, 1895

Son of William H and Margaret Calvert of Gananouque, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 212 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information:

Cemetery:
MAROC BRITISH CEMETERY ; Nord, France
Grave Reference:
I. L. 24.
Location:
Maroc is a cemetery located in the village of Grenay which is about 15 kilometres south-east of Bethune. From Lens take the N43 towards Bethune. After Loos-en-Gohelle turn left (after the petrol station) and follow straight on. The MAROC BRITISH CEMETERY is a few kilometres on the right side of the road, in the village. The Cemetery was begun by French troops in August, 1915, but it was first used as a British Cemetery by the 47th (London) Division in January, 1916. During the greater part of the War it was a front-line cemetery, protected from enemy observation by a slight rise in the ground, and used by fighting units and Field Ambulances. Plot II was begun in April, 1917, by the 46th (North Midland) Division. By the middle of October, 1918, Plot III, Row A and part of Row B, had been filled; and the remainder of Plot III and the ends of certain rows in Plot I contain the remains of soldiers buried on the battlefields, or in small cemeteries, North and East of Grenay, and brought in after the Armistice. The 8th Canadian Battalion erected a wooden memorial in the cemetery to their officers and men who fell in the Battle of Hill 70 (East of Loos) on the 15th August, 1917.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Gananoque Remembers – Gananoque, Ontario is a small town situated on the St. Lawrence River in the heart of 1,000 Islands.  It is one of hundreds of communities throughout Canada with war memorials which commemorate more than 110,000 men and women who lost their lives during both world wars. Over a  thousand citizens from Gananoque and surounding areas served in the navy, army, or air force: 83 lost their lives in parts of Canada, and in the battlefields of Europe.  Among the dead of Gananoque include a 15 year old solider, a father of ten, four sets of brothers and a Victoria Cross winner. 

Today the town cenotaph lists the names of those who died and  few citizens are aware of their family backgrounds or their circumstances of their deaths. Geraldine Chase of Gannaoque and Bill Beswetherick of Kingston believed it was necessary to collect this information and perpetuate their sacrifices. 					

Gananoque Remembers book is a tribute to those who gave their lives for our freedom.
  • Memorial Page – Hugh Calvert is honoured on page 61 and 62 of the Gananoque Remembers booklet, published on January 31, 2005.
  • Memorial Page 2
  • Gananoque War Memorial - Gananoque, Ontario.
  • Group Photo – Pte. William Joseph (Joe) Calvert is on the left in the photograph.  He was born in Gananoque, son of William H. and Margaret (nee Gilpin), and served in the medical corps (RCAMC).  He was wounded in 1916 and was awarded the Military Medal for Bravery.
  • Attestation Paper – Attestation paper for William Joseph Calvert, brother of Hugh Calvert.  Pg 1
  • Attestation Paper – Attestation paper for William Joseph Calvert, brother of Hugh Calvert.  Pg 2
  • Attestation Paper – Attestation paper for Pte. John Calvert, brother of Hugh.  Page 1
  • Attestation Paper – Attestation paper for Pte. John Calvert, brother of Hugh.  Page 2.
  • Attestation Paper
  • Attestation Paper
  • Roll of Honour – St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Gananoque.
Photo courtesy of Chris Andrew.

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