Clutterbuck, David

He was the son of Edmund Henry Clutterbuck JP and Madeline Charlotte Clutterbuck of Hardenhuish Park, Chippenham and entered College from Horris Hill. In his last year he was a House Prefect and played in College XV. He gained an Exhibition at University College, Oxford in 1909 and in 1913 received an appointment in the Chinese Customs Service. He was in Pekin (now Beijing) when war broke out, and returning to England within a few weeks to join the Army, received a commission early in 1915 in the R.F.A. He went to the front in July of that year and was mentioned in Despatches in April 1917. He had also been recommended for the MC.

He fell mortally wounded at the Battle of Arras on May 6th 1917, while in action with his battery near Vimy Ridge, and died the same day. He is┬ácommemorated on the war memorial inside St Nicholas’ Church, Hardenhuish, where his parents are buried.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Clutterbuck
  • Forenames or initials: David
  • House: College
  • Years in School: 1904-1909
  • Rank: Lieutenant
  • Regiment: Royal Field Artillery
  • Date of Birth: 21st September 1890
  • Date of Death: 6th May 1917
  • How Died: Killed in action
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer C5
  • Decoration: NA