Date of Death:
Clifford Anthony Clifford
3rd Dragoon Guards
(Prince of Wales' Own)
13 july 1888 , Bristol
2 june 1915
Son of the Rev. Henry Williams and Margaret Williams.
Educated at St. Oswald's School , Clifton and Marlbrough College and Emmanuel , Cambridge
* He belonged to the University OTC and after taking his B.A. degree, went to Guy's Hospital in 1909 , where he took his M.B.
Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery
Plot I , Row D , Stone 3
18 may 1912
2 june 1915
Gazetted Second Lieutenant Reserve of Officers
At the outbreak of war he had just qualified as a doctor, but was called up for active service and attached to the 3rd Dragoon Guards.
He went to the Front as a machine-gun officer .
Killed in action at Hooge while remounting his gun in a new position after the first position had been blown in , when he was shot through the head and killed instantly.
Trooper Spencer W. in a letter home wrote:
'A hundred shells fell in twenty minutes around our left Maxim gun.
Lieutenant Clifford timed them as cool as a cucumber , with his watch in his hand.
This brave officer lost his life later that day. Our officers worked like heroes.
They were Captain Holt and Lieutenant Clifford.'