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Name: John Allen CALDER
Casualty No.: Ranks: Corporal Initials: J A Service No.: 1537
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Billingham, Northumberland. Age at Death: 38
Unit: 4th South African Mounted Rifles.
Former Unit(s): Imperial Yeomanry – served for one year. Assigned to Transvaal Police, 1st August 1908. Assigned 2nd South African Mounted Rifles, 1st April 1913. Promoted Corporal, 1st January 1915. Re-attested for the South African Mounted Rifles as a Corporal on 28th June 1915.
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Civilian Employment: Gardener by trade.
How Died: Malaria
Date of Death: Thursday 22nd March 1917
Place of Death: East Africa.
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: -
Buried: Dar es Salaam War Cemetery, Tanzania.
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Photographs: 1
Service Records: Yes
Death Notice/Obituary: Blaydon Courier, page 8, 7th April 1917.
Family Details:
Second son of the late John and Margaret Calder, of 15 Elvaston Cottages, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Next of kin given as Alex Calder, 20 Ord Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland. Having emigrated to South Africa, attested to join the South African Constabulary on 28th June 1904.
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Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register.
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