Sir Sidney Clive
|Born||16 July 1874|
|Died||7 October 1959 (aged 85)|
|Years of service||1893–1934|
Second Boer War
First World War
|Awards||Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order|
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George
Distinguished Service Order
Grand Officer of the Legion of Honour
Background and educationEdit
Clive was commissioned into the Grenadier Guards in 1893, and promoted to lieutenant on 26 October 1897. He took part in the military expedition to the Sudan in 1898, and was promoted to captain on 28 January 1900, during a temporary appointment as Adjutant of the 3rd battalion (19 January - 24 March 1900). He fought in the Second Boer War between 1900 and 1902; he was part of a detachment sent to South Africa in March 1900 to reinforce the 3rd battalion. For his service in the war he was awarded the Distinguished Service Order (DSO). He attended Staff College, Camberley in 1903 and became a General Staff Officer at the War Office in 1905.
He served in the First World War as Head of the British Mission at the French Army headquarters from 1915 to the end of the War and was invested as a Companion of the Order of the Bath. Clive also received several decorations from France, Belgium and Russia.
After the War, in 1919, Clive was appointed Military Governor of Cologne and from 1919 to 1920, he was Commander of the 1st Infantry Brigade at Aldershot (as a temporary Brigadier). He was appointed British Military Representative to the Armaments Commission of the League of Nations in Geneva in 1921 and became Military attaché in Paris in 1924, rising to Major-General in the same year. He was appointed Director of Personal Services at the War Office in 1928 and Military Secretary in 1930. He was invested as a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB) in 1933. 
Clive retired from the army in 1934, as a Lieutenant General, and served as Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps between 1934 and 1946 and as High Sheriff of Herefordshire in 1939. He was invested as a Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order (GCVO) in 1937. Clive was a Justice of the Peace and the Deputy Lieutenant of Herefordshire.
Awards and decorationsEdit
- Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order (1937)
- Knight Commander, Order of the Bath (1933)
- Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George (1919)
- Distinguished Service Order
- Croix de Guerre (France)
- Grand Officer of the Legion of Honour (France)
- Commander of the Order of the Crown (Belgium)
- Croix de Guerre (Belgium)
- Order of St. Stanislaus with swords (Russia)
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- Sir George Sidney Clive Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives
- "No. 27163". The London Gazette (Supplement). 9 February 1900. p. 910.
- "The War - the Queen and the Grenadier Guards". The Times (36090). London. 15 March 1900. p. 10.
- When flames ravaged the Court Archived 10 December 2007 at Archive.today Hereford Times, 24 June 2006
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