Hubert Everard Clifton. MC

Second Lieutnant Hubert Everard Clifton His connection to Woolton cannot be 100% proved.

From the 1911 census Hubert is born in Leicester ,and his father Richard James is a Wesleyan Church minister and mother Annie Louisa and older sister Beatrice the family is living at No 1 Marsh, 44 South Bar, Banbury, Hubert is 19 years of age, single and a law student, . Hubert was an exceptionally clever caricaturist, he intended entering the legal profession. and was about to leave university when war broke out so he joined up An article in the Weekly newspaper dated 30th April 1915 of a Military Wedding of Bombardier Stewart in the Woolton Wesleyan Church the wedding was conducted by a Rev R J Clifton the same name as the 1911 census.

Hubert was educated at Magnus Grammar School, Newark. The Rydal Mount School at Colwyn Bay He was admitted to Trinity College, Cambridge, on 1st October 1910 and obtained a BA in 1913.

Military History

Military Unit 1st Bn Devonshire Regiment

Hubert Joined the 1st battalion Devonshire Regiment in 1914 and disembarked in France on 19th June 1915 . He received a slight wound near Morval, he shrugged off war wound with no problem, but the second, in the forearm, caused a severe hemorrhage during the Battle of the Somme. He was hospitalized in France and later at Fort Pitt military hospital, Chatham, where he died of pneumonia.. Posthumously awarded the Military Cross in addition to the 1915 Star, Victory and British war medals. The following is an extract from The Magnus School, Newark diary of the ‘Great War :- Wednesday 4 October 1916: Classmates of Hubert Everard Clifton always knew he was one of the brightest Magnusians. But it was some time after his death today, aged 25, that they discovered he was also among the bravest –.  He had been such a star at the Magnus while his father Richard was Wesleyan Superintendent Minister at Newark.

Second Lieutenant Hubert Everard Clifton MC died on the 4th October 1916 aged 25 and is Remembered with Honour Torquay Cemetery and Extension