WWI Victory Medal - Lieutenant A.B. Clements RFA
WWI Victory Medal - Lieutenant A.B. Clements RFA - (2. LIEUT. A.B. CLEMENTS.). Naming is officially impressed. Very crisp detail, light contact, near extremely fine. Accompanied by copies his Index Card (acknowledging his eligibility for the BWM and VM), a page from the London Gazette and a Retirement Announcement from The Times. Footnote: Arthur Bertram Clements was born in Canterbury, Kent in 1883, the son of Henry Marlyn and Elizabeth Clements. He entered the French theatre on April 18, 1918 and promoted to the rank of Captain while serving as Education Officer on July 28, 1919. Ten years later, he was appointed commander of the Brighton Grammar School Contingent of the Junior Officers Training Corps on March 22, 1929. He resigned his commission and was granted the rank of Lieutenant on March 22, 1933 (London Gazette 46443, Friday, May 12, 1933). During WWII, Clements was appointed to a Regular Army Emergency Commission as a 2nd Lieutenant, Parachute Regiment (November 11, 1940), then promoted to War Substantive Lieutenant, Parachute Regiment a year later (November 1, 1941). He was employed by Sporting Life newspaper beginning in 1928 and was Editor from 1937 to 1959, before retiring on September 18, 1959, remaining with Odhams Press as a consultant editor.