Regiment: Royal Field Artillery
St Peter's Burial Ground
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George Calvert was born in 1866 in Derby to George Calvert Senior and Frances Louisa (Forman). George Snr had died by 1871 and young George went to Trent College, Longeaton, and on to the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich by 1891.
He married Jane Kathleen Maude Lane in 1892 in Loughborough, where his remarried mother was living. The couple had one daughter, Vivienne Kathleen. George was by then a Major in the Royal Field Artillery. The family are not recorded in England in the 1911 Census.
Major Calvert died 25 August 1920 at ‘Ardar’, Victoria Place, Budleigh Salterton and was buried in St Peter’s Cemetery, Moor Lane, with a Commonwealth War Graves Commission Stone. (Grave Ref: D-09.) The Post Office Directories give George Calvert living at ‘Ardara’, Victoria Place, Budleigh Salterton in 1920.
Mrs Calvert was living at Abbotsholme, West Hill, Budleigh Salterton in 1923 which was where her mother Jane Lane died in 1924. She was buried in St Peter’s Cemetery, Moor Lane. Jane Calvert died in 1951 in Kennards Leigh, Kent, probably where her daughter Vivienne was living with her family.
The Lane family came from Tipperary, Ireland, and there was a connected family living in Budleigh Salterton until 1963. A cousin Geraldine Lane lived in Elmcote, Station Road and later at 5 Elmside. Her sister Lucy Lane was second wife to Maurice Henry Richardson and they lived in Fernie Knowl, Budleigh Hill until 1945.
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