Captain William Calvert

Captain William Hall Calvert, Royal Army Medical Corps. He died in a London Nursing Home ,aged 56, on 16th June 1917. He had been born in North Berwick and was the son of the late Reverend William and Mary Calvert of New Elmbank, Melrose. He was married to Jean Calvert who resided in “The Laurels”, Melrose and is buried in Melrose Cemetery. He had been educated at the Royal High School in Edinburgh and had studied medicine at Edinburgh University from 1878-1882. He then became a G.P. in Melrose for 25 years. In August 1914 he was granted a commission in the R.A.M.C. and was attached to the 2nd/6th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders based in Fort George near Inverness. He became ill and had to give up his Commission to be nursed in London.

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