From Hoole History and Heritage Society

CALVERT, Leslie Douglas (J)

Regiment: 30 Bn Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment

Rank: Company Quartermaster Sergeant

Died: 19 September 1944

Aged: 52

Buried/ Memorial: Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery, Algeria

Address: Hoole Village

Cheshire Observer 7 October 1944


Calvert On -– September 1944 overseas Leslie Douglas Calvert, formerly Cheshire Yeomanry.

The Cheshire (Earl of Chester’s) Yeomanry’ by Lt Col Verdin

Chester Chronicle 28 October 1944 contains a report on a meeting of Chester CHA and HF Rambling Club which contains – “The President spoke of the loss sustained by the death of Mr Les Calvert, a member of the Club. One Minute’s silence was observed.

He is mentioned four times in the book on “The Cheshire (Earl of Chester’s) Yeomanry”, where he served alongside the GANDER brothers, though his second initial is given as J.

See particularly page 228 relating to Nov/Dec 1939: “In Captain Barbour’s absence Lieut Phillips-Brocklehurst temporarily assumed command of Headquarters Squadron, which was also without SQMS L J Calvert* whose knee was broken when he was kicked by a horse.

*SQMS Calvert was later to serve with the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment. He died in North Africa in September 1944.