Edward Buxton Clive

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Captain Edward Buxton Clive
Life dates
20 Jul 1909 - 1975

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

The Grenadier Guards
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Commissioned or Enlisted
9 Aug 1939

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

1, Brook Street, Bishops Waltham, Southampton
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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."

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Edward Buxton Clive Memorial