Regiment : 1st/7th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
Service number : 200630
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : 9th October 1917
Buried : Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium, Panel 75 to 77.
Memorial : Stourport War Memorial
Also appears on : Stourport High School formerly in Stourport Boys School
Credits : Transcribed and researched by Adrian Carter.
Additional information on the memorial: Pte.
Richard resided at 40 Manor Road, Stourport. At the outbreak of war he was in training with the Territorials and went with them to France in April 1915, where he has been for two-and-a-half years. A month ago he was in Stourport on leave and his death came as a great shock to his relatives and friends. A prominent sportsman, he played for Stourport Swifts and was associated with the Stourport Bible Class. Previous to enlistment he was employed in the Dyehouse Department at Messrs. T.B. Worth and Sons. Killed early in the morning on 9th October, during an attack upon the enemy. He was accompanying Lt. Edwards, who was also killed. A brother, Gunner John W. Calcott of the Royal Field Artillery was gassed and wounded some time ago, but is now on duty in France again.
Source for additional information: Kidderminster Shuttle, 10th November 1917, Kidderminster Times 17th November 1917, reported with photo.
During the Battle of Poelcappelle the 1st/7th Worcesters attacked and eventually captured Adler Farm but machine-gun fire from Inch Houses and Wallemolen swept everything to their front and the advance came to a standstill. Sixty officers and men were killed, 139 were wounded and 22 were posted missing.
An obituary for Richard Frederick Calcott appears in the Stourport Parish Magazine for December 1917.
Richard Calcott has no known grave, the photograph available shows his name on Tyne Cot Memorial.