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Cornelius Francis Clery, 1838-1926

Nationality: Irish
Date of Birth: 1838
Place of Birth: Co. Cork
Date of Death: 1926
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Major (later General) Cornelius Francis Clery was an officer in the 32nd (Cornwall) Light Infantry in the British army.


He served with the Field Force throughout the Boer war, first as Principal Staff Officer in Glyn's Column, subsequently as Assistant Adjutant-General in the Flying Column, and was mentioned in despatches.

Bibliography: (accessed 2004.06) citing McKinnon, J. P., and Sydney Shadbolt The South African Campaign of 1879, London, 1880.