Malvern College First World War Casualty

2nd Lieut Carleton Lumley St. Clair Clery

Photo of Carleton Lumley St. Clair Clery
House and time at Malvern: No 3, 1910 - 1913.

Regiment: Liverpool Regt.
Died: 12 March 1915 aged 20 in France. Killed in action at Richebourg.
Cemetery: Richebourg Le Touret Richebourg-St. Vaast Churchyard Mem.

Son of Maj. Gen. Carleton B. L. Clery and Mrs. Jessie Violet Clery.
Army II—I. Minor Scholar. House Prefect. XL Cricket.
R.M.C. Sandhurst; Indian Army 1914.
Great War, attached King's (Liverpool) Regt.

'He was gazetted Second Lieutenant on the Unattached List of the Indian Army, but was temporarily attached to the 4th Bn. Liverpool Regiment. He had been at the front only a week when he was struck by a shell at Richebourg. He was in his 20th year. He made many friends at Malvern, some of whom are still at the School, and all will mourn the briefness of his career as a soldier to which personal inclination and family tradition called him.' (Malvernian, Apr 1915).

From the Battalion War Diary:
'On 11 March, 1915, at about 8pm, 4 King’s (Liverpool) Regt left Vieille Chapelle and made their way to Richebourg St Vaaste where they billeted at about midnight. The Battalion was shelled heavily by the Germans the following day which resulted in the following casualties: 2nd Lt Carleton Lumley St Clair Clery (Unattached List Indian Army attd 4 KLR) killed, 2nd Lt Thomas Guy Pocock wounded, 2 other ranks were killed and 13 wounded.' Ref