When Clifton George Lovegrove was born on January 23rd, 1895, in London, his father, James, was 27 and his mother, Elizabeth, was 25. He married Marjorie Alicia Freeman on January 24, 1920, in Hong Kong, China. They had five children in 10 years. He died on January 25, 1953, in Angmering, Sussex, at the age of 57.
Clifton George was the second son of James William Lovegrove.
Clifton George attended King Alfred’s Grammar School in Wantage, Berkshire. He later went to the University of London, Northampton Polytechnic Institute in Clerkenwell, London.
He was commissioned in the field to the Royal Artillery and twice wounded. He took a Regular Commission in 1918 and served in Hong Kong, Ireland, India, France (1940), and Cairo (1943-45).
In 1942 he was the Director of Weapons Production but was badly injured in an Air Raid while being transferred to Regimental command. After his recovery he was posted to R.E.M.E. (Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers) as O.C. (Officer Commanding) in No.4 Base Works Shops in Cairo.
His last post was as O.C. Southern Command R.E.M.E. at Woolwich.
Service in the Great War
France and Belgium:
- 29/4/1915 – 23/11/1915
- 1/06/1916 – 14/9/1916
- 6/12/1916 – 18/4/1918
Wounds and Nature
Gassed, slight (shell)
– Pozières, France(10/9/1916), and again in Belgium (12/9/1917)
Enemy aeroplane bomb (serious)
– France (11/4/1918)
Brigadier Clifton George Lovegrove died on 26th January 1953 of the effects of wounds sustained in two World Wars.