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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:13 pm 
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Receved the following from Barrie MacDonald, who received it from Bob Mummery. :evil3:

From: Brian Swan
Sent: Saturday, 9 March 2019 5:37 AM
To: Bob Mummery
Subject: Re: VALE - CERA John Sydney Calvert R42259 - MOBI Entry of Jan 1959

Dear Bob,

I remember John Calvert; what a nice guy he was.

It is of concern to me that mesothelioma has claimed another of our mates. So many go down with this disease .

I have plural plaque and I guess that many of our type of entry have too.

Every ex-apprentice entry should have a check-up to make sure that they are in the clear.

I grieve for John’s passing.

Kind regards


On 8 Mar 2019, at 8:07 pm, Bob Mummery <> wrote:.

Some more sad news I am afraid,

John was a year ahead of me at NIRIMBA, we spent over 2 years together in HMAS SUPPLY and in 1977 / 78 he joined me in HMAS DIAMANTINA as the Chief Tiff. A professional and hardworking man who I am sure will be missed by many.

Yours aye

Bob Mummery

0408 811 201

From: John Ridgway
Sent: Friday, 8 March 2019 4:07 PM
To: Bob Mummery
Subject: Fwd: John Calvert

Gday Bob this is from Warren Baker re John Calvert sadly another one gone.

Rgds John R

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Warren Baker
Date: Fri, 8 Mar 2019, 10:22
Subject: John Calvert

Dear Colleagues and friends,

I received a sad communication from Christine Calvert of Dongara WA to the effect that John died on the 8 December 2018 from Cancer (Mesothelioma) from Asbestos fibres in the lung. It is with a great deal of sadness I relay this to you especially as we just lost Barrie Fraser a couple of weeks or so ago. I shall be writing to Christine to express our condolences and if you wish to do so I can pass along her address.

I shall leave it as that and I am available on:

0458 557-378

07 3385 6766

Your mate


Rick Pengilly
13th MOBI Intake
July'62 to July'74
HMAS Nirimba - HMAS Melbourne - HMAS Cerberus - HMAS Tarangau - HMAS Lonsdale - HMAS Tarangau - HMAS Nirimba - HMAS Brisbane

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