Birth Name: David L. Callcott
Place of Birth: Romford, Essex, England, U.K.
Date of Birth: 9 May, 1962
Ethnicity: English, possibly Malaysian
Dave Gahan is an English singer and songwriter. He is the vocalist of electronic music band Depeche Mode. Martin Gore is also a member of the band.
Dave is the son of Sylvia Ruth (Bayliss) and Leonard William Frederick “Len” Callcott. Dave was raised thinking that his stepfather, Jack Gahan, was his biological father.
Dave has stated, “my blood father has Malaysian ancestors.”
Dave is married to Jennifer Sklias. He has two children, including one with Jennifer. Dave is a convert to the Greek Orthodox religion.
Dave’s paternal grandfather was Hugh Leonard Hope Callcott (the son of John Joseph Henry Hope Callcott and Grace Fredrica Lee). Hugh was born in Strait Settlement, Singapore. John was born in India, the son of John Hope Callcott and Mary. Grace was born in Gampola, British Ceylon, now Sri Lanka, the daughter of Charles Lee and Mary.
Dave’s paternal grandmother was named Winifred M. Wilson.
Sources: Genealogy of Dave Gahan (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Dave’s paternal grandfather, Hugh Leonard Hope Callcott, on the 1901 England and Wales Census – https://familysearch.org
Hugh Leonard Hope Callcott on the 1911 England and Wales Census – https://familysearch.org