Lieutenant Lionel Calvert
The Times - 10th February 1917
Lieutenant Lionel Calvert, RE, formerly of the Duke of
Cornwall's Light Infantry, killed on January 30th, was the only son
of the late James Calvert, JP, of Highfield, Danehill,
Sussex. He was educated at Marlborough, The Leys School, Cambridge
and the Royal School of Mines, where he obtained his diploma as an
associate of the Royal School of Mines. He then went to South Africa
and was employed in an important position on the Robinson Deep Gold
Mine. He was an associate of the Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.
When war broke out he returned to England and obtained a commission
in the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Six months later he was
transferred to the Royal Engineers. In April, 1915, he was wounded
and invalided home.
In February, 1916, he married Mai Bacon, daughter of Mr
and Mrs Hatley Bacon, of 38 Commercial Street, Leeds, and 16
Kenilworth Avenue, Harrogate. he again left for the Front in July,
1916, and it was while commanding a section there that he was
killed. His commanding officer writes : "He was idolized by his
men and popular with his brother officers … We all feel the loss
from the bottom of our hearts of a gallant comrade who has set us
all such a splendid example of courage and devotion to duty". Lieutenant
Calvert leaves a son, a few weeks Alderman.