Bert Ronald Clements

Memorial: South Gloucestershire war dead not on a local memorial

Regiment: Cheshire Regiment

Medals: 1939–45 Star, War Medal 1939–1945

Rank and number: Private 14349126

Parents: Alfred John and Elizabeth Clements

Marital status: Married

Home address: 29 King Street, Kingswood, Bristol

Pre-war occupation: Stone Sawyer

Date of birth: 29/05/1913

Place of birth: Bristol

Date of death: 14/04/1945

Buried/Commemorated at: Buried at Becklingen War Cemetery, Niedersachsen, Germany. Not commemorated on a local memorial

Age: 31

Further information:

Bert's Battalion (the 1st Battalion) fought in North Africa at Tobruk then transferred to the Western Front and took part in the crossing of the Rhine in March 1945. Bert was killed in action during The Final Offensive, just three weeks before Germany surrendered. Bert and ten other soldiers and three officers were killed in fighting in the town of Winsen, Lower Saxony Germany. The town was defended by the staff and students of a nearby anti-tank officers’ training unit who bombarded the British with rocket mortars but were eventually overcome by the Cheshires. Bert was initially buried at Winsen and transferred to Becklingen War Cemetery in 1946.

By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):

This information has been provided by Sarah Hands, Volunteer Researcher for the South Gloucestershire War Memorials Web Site.
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