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Herbert Vigers Caldicott – 1873 – 1944 – Died in WWII Bombing of Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks, London

Guards Chapel Wellington Barracks London
admin / September 24, 2017

Herbert Vigers Caldicott was part of the Coventry ribbon manufacturer Caldicott family and spent most of his life working as a ribbon merchant based in London. However, his tragic death during WWII was perhaps the thing he will be most remembered for. Herbert was born on 19 September 1873 to Thomas Parker Caldicott, ribbon manufacturer, and Eliza Vigers Lloyd, daughter…

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Harvey Caldicott – 1858 – 1955 – Indonesian State Engineer

Indonesia East Java Public Works Department
admin / September 24, 2017

Harvey Caldicott forged a successful engineering career leaving the family home and business as hop merchants in Worcester to work around the globe. Harvey was born on 13 April 1854 in Worcester to William Caldicott and Matilda Caldicott (formerly Bayliss). He was the youngest of their six sons. He was baptised on 13 December 1863 at the Angel Street Congregational Church in…

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Herbert Caldicott – 1843 – 1898 – Mayor of Worcester

Worcester
admin / September 17, 2017

Herbert Caldicott was a councillor for Worcester for many years like his brother, Walter and his father William. He held the offices of Chamberlain, Sheriff, Mayor, and Magistrate and also had musical and sporting talents. His contributions to Worcester and its community were immense and he truly was a figurehead of Victorian Worcester Society. Herbert was born in about 1843,…

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Alfred James Caldicott – 1842 – 1897 – Famous Composer

Alfred James Caldicott
admin / September 16, 2017

Alfred James Caldicott was a renowned and widely respected composer who won awards, accolade and positions worthy of his striking talent, including principal of the Royal College of Music. He died tragically young, but the year after one of his pieces, Little Jacky Horner was performed at the now world-famous BBC Proms, then known asB Mr Robert Newman’s Promenade Concerts,…

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Oswald Holt Caldicott – 1844 – 1935 – Birmingham Chartered Accountant

Oswald Holt Caldicott was a highly regarded accountant in Birmingham and the surrounding area, working for many esteemed clients such as James Hart of Coventry, Ribbon Manufacturers and Singer Co. of Sewing Machine fame. His family of ten children all led hugely successful lives and were highly regarded in society, his sons training in various reputable professions and his daughters…

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Holt Clare Caldicott – 1877-1966 – Master Brewer

Holt Clare Caldicott was born on 31 December 1877 to Oswald Holt Caldicott and Rosa Mary Jagger. By the age of 23 he had moved to Kings Lynn and was working as a Master Brewer. He married Emily Mary Barnes, daughter of Arthur Barnes, solicitor, at St Mary’s Church, Lichfield. The bride wore a gown of oyster white satin radium…

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