Osbert Clinton-Baker

Name

Osbert Clinton-Baker

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

09/05/1915
47

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Lieutenant Colonel
Royal Irish Rifles
1st Bn.

Awards

Not Yet Researched

Cemetery/Memorial

PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL
Panel 9.
Belgium

UK Memorials

St Mary’s Church Bayford & Brickendon Memorial, Bayford

Pre War

Born 25 Sep 1869 son of William and Edith (Majendie) Clinton-Baker of Bayfordbury. Educated at Winchester and Sandhurst.

Wartime Service

Commissioned 2nd Lieut on 1 Mar 1890, Lieut in 1894, Capt in 1900, Served in the South African Campaign, Major in 1906 and in Royal Irish Rifles in Burma in 1911. Embarked for France on 5 Nov 1914 and was promoted to Lieut Col on 15 Mar 1915 i/c 1st Bn. R.I.R. Having survived unhurt at Neuve Chapelle, he was killed in action near Fromelles while leading a party trying to protect his men from enemy fire.

Acknowledgments

Malcolm Lennox