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Cornelius Francis Clery, 1838-1926

Nationality: Irish
Date of Birth: 1838
Place of Birth: Co. Cork
Date of Death: 1926
Place of Death:

Identity:

Major (later General) Cornelius Francis Clery was an officer in the 32nd (Cornwall) Light Infantry in the British army.

Life:

He served with the Field Force throughout the Boer war, first as Principal Staff Officer in Glyn's Column, subsequently as Assistant Adjutant-General in the Flying Column, and was mentioned in despatches.

Bibliography:

http://www.rorkesdriftvc.com (accessed 2004.06) citing McKinnon, J. P., and Sydney Shadbolt The South African Campaign of 1879, London, 1880.