Major HUGH HILL, DSO, MVO, 3 x MiD – kia 10 September 1916
September 10, 2016
3rd Coy. Australian Tunnelling Corps – 3 men kia 12 September 1916
September 12, 2016

Age:                                                       49

Regiment/Service:                          General Staff Cdg. 149th Brigade late Suffolk Regiment

Cemetery:                                          ALBERT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION I. L. 1.

 

He entered the Suffolk Regt. On 11 Feb. 1888; became Lieutenant 25 Feb. 1891; Captain 13 Oct. 1897. He served in the South African War.

From Aug. 1902 to Jan. 1905, he was A.D.C. to Lieut.-General Sir William Butler, G.O.C. Western District, and he was promoted Major 7 June, 1910.

Major Clifford served in the European War from 1914; was promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel 3 Sept. 1914. In the following May he was reported wounded, and on 29 May was appointed to the command of a brigade. He fell in action on 11 Sept. 1916.

Brigadier-General H. F. H. Clifford was son of Maj. Gen. the Hon. Sir Henry Hugh Clifford, VC, KCMG, CB and was a brother of Sir Hugh Clifford, Governor of the Gold Coast, whose only son, Lieut. H. G. F . Clifford, was reported “missing, believed killed” on 1 July 1916.

He was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order in Feb. 1915 “for services in connection with operations in the field.”

Brigadier Clifford was killed by sniper fire from Delville Wood whilst inspecting advanced assembly trenches on September 11, 1916 aged 49.

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