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Hugh Calvert B.E.M.

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Hugh Calvert B.E.M.

Post by Del 80 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:51 am

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It wood seem that at some point, Hugh Calvert, born 1900 at Ardrossan, died 1977 at Ardrossan, was awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) trying to find out when ? and what for ?.....any help appreciated...

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Re: Hugh Calvert B.E.M.

Post by Penny Tray » Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:04 am

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Hugh Calvert, Docker, Ardrossan, is listed in the Supplement to the LONDON GAZETTE, 3 January 1945, indicating that he was in the New Year Honours list. The fact that he is listed as a docker would suggest his award was in relation to work at the harbour.
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Re: Hugh Calvert B.E.M.

Post by Del 80 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:14 am

Oooh that's interesting, thank you....we know that he was in the Royal Navy in his early years, and wondered if it was something to do with that, but I understand that from 1922 onwards the BEM was given to civilians, for various reasons......

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Re: Hugh Calvert B.E.M.

Post by Penny Tray » Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:30 am

He's definitely not on a 'services' list.
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Re: Hugh Calvert B.E.M.

Post by Penny Tray » Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:37 am

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He gets a mention in the Glasgow Herald of 3 January 1945 - referred to after a Glasgow police officer - "Mr. Hugh Calvert, employed as a docker at Ardrossan Harbour for the past 29 years has received a similar award."
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Re: Hugh Calvert B.E.M.

Post by sweet caroline » Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:49 am

Calvert, Hugh
Date of birth: 9 May 1900
Service number(s): SS123028
ADM 188/1129/123028
Naval service record


discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D6885832


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