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9633 (1850627) Sergeant EDWARD JOHN CALLAM
Royal Engineers
by
Lieutenant Colonel Edward De Santis 2008

Edward John Callam was born in 1879. He served in the Royal Engineers (Regimental Number 9633) during the Great War of 1914 to 1918 and was awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal for his service. During the war he rose to the rank of Sergeant.

Callam apparently took his discharge after the war and then reenlisted in the Royal Engineers on the 25th of May 1922. Upon his reenlistment he was issued Army Number 1850627. Callam served in Gibraltar after the war among other places. When he completed 18 years of service with the Colours he was awarded the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal.

After his discharge from the Army, Callam worked as a Civil Servant for the Customs and Excise Service, a position he held until his retirement. Edward John Callam died on the 28th of September 1964 at the age of 85 years. At the time of his death he resided at 81 Southampton Road in Lymington, Hampshire.

REFERENCE:
1. Death Certificate.
2. Medal Index Card.