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Henry Charles Calvert was born in Ballarat and was a Miner by trade when he enlisted in the 6th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement on 12 July 1915 at the age of 19. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915. . He travelled to Egypt then on the England, being posted to the 6th then the 58th Battalion. In March 1916 he was transferred to the 5th Pioneer Battalion in France. Aside from an extended period of illness in 1917 and an incident where he was æabsent from a place designated by his C.O.', he came through the war unscathed. He left England on December 22nd 1918 on the Bakara and reached Melbourne on February 14th 1919.
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