Arthur John. Clifton

CLIFTON, Colonel Arthur John, OBE

Arthur John Clifton was born on 3rd February 1887, joining the Army as a 2nd Lieutenant in 1909. He was promoted to Acting Major on his transfer to the Machine Gun Corps in 1918 and to Major in the Royal Tank Corps in 1923. He retired in 1944 as a Colonel in the Royal Tank Regiment.

His service career covered World War 1, where he was Mentioned in despatches 3 times as well as being awarded the OBE and the Croix de Guerre; the North-West Frontier of India, where he was involved with training as Chief Instructor; and World War 2, as Brigade Commander of the 3rd Armoured Reconnaissance Brigade BEF in 1940.

He was a pioneer of the armoured car in India, organising Armoured Car Batteries and was author of the first official manual on Armoured Car tactics.

Arthur Clifton died in 1956

OFFICER OF THE MOST EXCELLENT ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE

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1914-15 STAR

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BRITISH WAR MEDAL 1914-18 (SILVER)

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INDIA GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL, AFGHANISTAN NORTH WEST FRONTIER 1919 BAR

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VICTORY MEDAL

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KING GEORGE VI CORONATION 1937

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KING GEORGE V JUBILEE 1935

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CROIX DE GUERRE (FRANCE)

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