King's College London
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Lucy, Clifford Henry

Captain Clifford H. Lucy B.A., who has been killed in action in North-West France at the age of 33, was a member of the Publicity staff of The Times, which he joined as a copy writer in 1935. For several years he was engaged as a writer of publicity for The Times Literary Supplement. The son of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Lucy of Maple Tree House, Chesham, Buckinghamshire, he was educated at Stationers’ Company’ s School and at King’ s College, London, where he graduated with honours in history in 1934. His career began as a sub-editor on the staff of a firm of technical publishers, and later he served for a short time as a publicity manager before becoming a member of the literary department of Messrs. S. H. Benson, Limited, where he wrote copy for firms whose names are known throughout the world. Before the outbreak of war he was serving in the H.A. C. He was selected to go to an O.C.T.U. and after being gazetted to a commission in the Royal Artillery in 1940, stayed on as an instructor. The next year he was promoted to captain and appointed adjutant. Though he could have remained in this country throughout the war, he was determined to go to the front, and at last his ambition was realised when he was given the command of a battery in France. After he was killed last month a brother officer wrote: “ He was noted throughout the regiment for his fearless enterprise and initiative, and nothing would deter him from any task he thought was in his line of duty.” The Times, 8 Sept. 1944


First name(s)Clifford Henry
Date of birth30 June 1911
Family detailsSon of Mr. and Mrs. William Alfred Lucy of Maple Tree House, Chesham, Buckinghamshire
Previous educationStationers’ Company’ s School
CollegeKing's College London and/or King's College London Hospital
Dates at college1930-1933
Dept / courseFaculty of Arts
Military unitRoyal Artillery, 116 Field Regt.
Service number140734
War / conflictWorld War Two (1939-1945)
Date of death14/08/1944
Age at death33
Rank at deathCaptain
Burial placeBayeux War Cemetery
Commemoration(s)King’ s College Chapel
SourcesKing’ s College London Archives, Commonwealth War Graves Commission; The Times

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