Brig.-Gen. Henry Clifford, DSO

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Henry Frederick Hugh Clifford, DSO

Birthplace: Kensington RD, London, Middlesex, England UK
Death: Died
Cause of death: killed in World War I
Immediate Family:

Son of Maj-Gen. Hon. Sir Henry Hugh Clifford, VC and Josephine Elizabeth Clifford
Brother of Alice Mary De Clifford; Sir Hugh Charles Clifford, GCMG, GBE and Blanche Winifred Mary Fitzherbert-Brockholes

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About Brig.-Gen. Henry Clifford, DSO

Brig.-Gen. Henry Frederick Hugh Clifford, born on 13 August 1867, killed in action on 11 September 1916 in World War I.

He fought in the Boer War between 1899 and 1902. He gained the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel and Brevet Colonel in the service of the Suffolk Regiment. He was Brigadier-General of the British Expeditionary Force in World War I. He was decorated with the award of the Order of St. Stanislaus of Russia (3rd Class).1 He was decorated with the award of the Companion, Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.).

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

Brigadier General Henry Frederick Hugh Clifford, DSO, commanding officer of the 149th Brigade of the Suffolk Regiment is buried in Albert Communal Cemetery.

Brigadier Clifford was the son of Major General the Hon Sir Henry Hugh Clifford, VC, KCMG, CB.


  • Rank: Brigadier General
  • Date of Death: 11/09/1916
  • Age: 49
  • Regiment/Service: General Staff Cdg. 149th Brigade late Suffolk Regiment
  • Awards: D S O Grave
  • Reference: I. L. 1.
  • Additional Information: Son of Maj. Gen. the Hon. Sir Henry Hugh Clifford, V.C., K.C.M.G., C.B.,%20HENRY%20FREDERICK%20HUGH


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Brig.-Gen. Henry Clifford, DSO's Timeline

August 13, 1867
London, Middlesex, England UK
September 11, 1916
Age 49