Born to Major George S. Clive (Grenadier Guards) and his wife Madeline in Upshire, Essex, Edward Clive had been a career Grenadier Guards Officer, returning to the Colours at the start of the war. His family descended from Clive of India. He married Rita Kathleen Robertson, their children John Edward Clive and Rosamund Louise Clive were born 1943 and 1944 respectively.
In 1944 he retired as a partner from Dawnay & Co, a stockbroking firm in London.
|Unit or location||Role||Posted from||until|
|Bishop's Waltham, Hampshire||Intelligence Officer||20 Oct 1940||03 Dec 1944|
|Hampshire||Intelligence Officer||15 Oct 1940||03 Feb 1943|
|Hampshire||Intelligence Officer||04 Feb 1943||27 Sep 1944|
|Isle of Wight||Intelligence Officer||1941||03 Feb 1943|
|Isle of Wight||Intelligence Officer||04 Feb 1943||27 Sep 1944|
|Kent||Intelligence Officer||27 Sep 1944||03 Dec 1944|
Harrow, Frankfurt University and Magdalene College, Cambridge
Stock and bond broker
18 Dec 1935
Resigns Commission Grenadier Guards
9 Aug 1939
Lieutenant Grenadier Guards from Supplementary Reserve of Officers
20 Oct 1940
Specially Employed, indicating his transfer to Auxiliary Units as Intelligence Officer for Hampshire
4 Feb 1943
War Substantive Captain, Temporary Major
1 Jan 1949
Promoted Captain Grenadier Guards
Clive is remembered by Tony Blishen, son of Area Commander Blishen from the Isle of Wight; "Edward Clive, the intelligence officer, I remember well. He visited the house frequently and once gave me a very powerful magnet (used to attach explosive charges to enemy vehicles) which I took to school to show my friends. It was promptly confiscated and I never got it back."
Army List 1941, 1943