Lt Col Percy Archer-Clive

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Reference WMO/262661

Address:

Hereford Cathedral

Castle Street

Hereford

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Stone Alabaster
  • Stone Marble
Lettering: Painted
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: IWM Register omits the hyphen so gives the surname as Clive, but the hyphen is clearly there. Very ornate marble tablet in alabaster frame with coloured family crest at the top in a broken pediment and coloured regimental crest at the bottom.
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SACRED/ TO THOSE VIRTUES WHICH ADORN A CHRISTIAN AND A/ SOLDIER. THIS MONUMENT ERECTED BY PUBLIC/ DONATIONS, PERPETUATES THE MEMORY OF/ LIEUT-COLONEL PERCY ARCHER CLIVE OF WHITFIELD/ ELDEST SON OF MEYSEY AND LADY KATHERINE CLIVE/ BORN IN 1873 AND EDUCATED AT ETON AND SANDHURST/ HE REPRESENTED SOUTH HEREFORDSHIRE IN PARLIAMENT/ FOR SIXTEEN YEARS. HE WAS ALSO A DEPUTY LIEUTENANT/ JUSTICE OF THE PEACE AND A COUNTY ALDERMAN. IN HIS/ PUBLIC LIFE HE WAS COURAGEOUS, NOBLE HEARTED AND/ SELF SACRIFICING AND HE DIED A GALLANT DEATH IN THE/ CAUSE OF FREEDOM. HE ENTERED THE GRENADIER GUARDS/ IN 1891, SERVED WITH DISTINCTION IN THE NIGER FIELD/ FORCE 1898, IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN CAMPAIGN 1899-1901,/ AND THROUGHOUT THE GREAT WAR UNTIL THE DAY OF/ HIS DEATH. DURING THE GREAT WAR HE WAS FIRST A/ COMPANY COMMANDER IN HIS OLD BATTALION OF THE EAST/ YORKSHIRE REGIMENT AND LASTLY THE 5TH BATTALION/ LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS. HE WAS TWICE MENTIONED/ IN DESPATCHES CREATED A CHEVALIER OF THE LEGION/ OF HONOUR AND AWARDED THE CROIX DE GUERRE/ TWICE WOUNDED HE RECOVERED AND WAS KILLED/ AT THE VILLAGE OF BUCQUOY 5TH APRIL 1918/ IN THE ACT OF RESCUING A WOUNDED COMRADE./ "ALL HE HAD HOPED FOR, ALL HE HAD, HE GAVE -/ TO SAVE MANKIND, HIMSELF HE SCORNED TO SAVE"

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