Regiment : 58th Brigade Royal Field Artillery
Service number : 137952
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : 7th November 1918 aged 24
Buried : London Cemetery and Extension, Longueval, France, Grave 3.K.29.
Relatives : Son of Richard and Sarah Calcott, of Stourport, Worcestershire
Memorial : Stourport War Memorial
Also appears on : Stourport High School formerly in Stourport Boys School
Credits : Transcribed and researched by Adrian Carter.
John William Calcott, Gunner, 137952, 58th Brigade Royal Field Artillery, 40 Manor Road, appears on the Absent Voters List for Stourport 1918.
John was known as Jack to family and friends and he resided with his wife and child at 44 Manor Road, Stourport. He enlisted on 24th May 1916 and had been in France for just over two years. Employed at Dunlop rubber works, Birmingham, he had previously worked at Baldwins. His only brother, Richard, was killed 12 months ago.
Source for additional information: Kidderminster Shuttle, 14th December 1918.
On 9th October, the 1st/7th Worcesters took part in the Battle of Poelcappelle, attacking Adler Farm, Inch Houses, Oxford Houses and Wallemolen. The advance failed as enemy machine-gun fire swept across the front.
John William Calcott, Gunner, 137952, 58th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, awarded Military Medal – Kidderminster Shuttle, 2nd August 1919, Berrow’s Worcester Journal, 2nd August 1919.
An obituary for John William Calcott appears in the Stourport Parish Magazine for December 1918.