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CLIVE, H A Esq.

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Year: 2009
Branch: Gloucestershire

Obituary:


Henry was born on 7th December 1934, the son of Brigadier Archer Clive who commanded the 6th Battalion at Mareth; he was educated at Harrow where he was an exceptional cricketer.

He joined the Regiment on 24th October 1953 on a short service (3 year) commission and after training at Eaton all was commissioned and sent to the 3rd Battalion in the Canal Zone, where he remained until April 1954Hall was commissioned and sent to the 3rd Battalion in the Canal Zone, where he remained until April 1954 when the Battalion returned home and he enjoyed a period of public duties until being posted to the 2nd Battalion in Egypt in April 1954 where he served until the British withdrawal from Egypt in April 1956. The rest of his service was spent in London and then he retired on 24th October 1956 at the end of his short service commission.

Henry was a fine shot, a member of the Battalion Rifle team, and also was Weapon Training Officer for a period. He was on parade for the Tercentary Parade at Windsor. He also ran a three month course in Weapon Training for the Iraqi Army, in the summer of 1955.

His reports speak of a competent officer, somewhat forceful, but intelligent and a strong character. They also mention that he enjoyed his social life while in London!

Henry died on 22nd September 2009 after a long illness.