Capt Robert Vere Clerk

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Reference WMO268163

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The Royal Memorial Chapel

Chapel Square

Royal Military Acadamy Sandhurst

Camberley

GU15 4NR

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 Marble
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Memorial to Captain Robert Vere Clerk, 1st Battalion the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Son of Lt Col Robert Mildmay Clerk, OBE, DL, (Indian Army) and the late Mrs Clerk (daughter of Colonel R Leckonby Phipps DL) of Stert House, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset. Born at Fort George, Madras (Chennai), India. Educated at Connaught House School Weymouth and Cheltenham College. Gentleman Cadet at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. Commissioned into the 1st Battalion the Cameronians 13 Jun 1903. Served initially in Nowshera, Punjab, India (Nr Srinigar, Jammu and Kashmir). Transferred to the 2nd Battalion in 1906 and served in England and Malta. Promoted to Lieutenant Apr 1909 and to Captain Feb 1913. Appointed Adjutant of the 7th Battalion the Cameronians 1 Apr 1914. Killed in action aged 31 years with the 7th Battalion the Cameronians at Krithia, Gallipoli. Also commemorated on Panels 92 to 97 of the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Çanakkale, Turkey.
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Robert Vere Clerk, Capt and Adjt The Cameronians - Scottish Rifles, who gave his life in action Krithia, Gallipoli 28th June 1915 aged 31. "Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God". The lamp above was given in his memory by his Father.

Robert Vere Clerk

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