John Staveley Clements

John Staveley CLEMENTSAge: 79 years19131993

Name
John Staveley CLEMENTS
Given names
John Staveley
Surname
CLEMENTS
Birth September 2, 1913 33 25
Residence April 2, 1919 (Age 5 years)
Note: Address noted on orphanage admission.
Residence April 3, 1919 (Age 5 years)
Note: Admitted to the orphanage.
Residence February 1920 (Age 6 years)
Note: The Seaman's General Orphanage boys moved to Hesslewood Hall which had been bought by the charity as a new location for the orphans.
Military
Enlistment
September 21, 1928 (Age 15 years)

Note: Enlisted, at Hull and posted to the 2nd Queens Own Cameron Highlanders aged 15. He is recorded as leaving the Hesslewood Orphanage on 24 September 1928.
John S Clements 1923
John S Clements 1923

Note: In the uniform of the Queens Own Cameron Highlanders.

Military
Posting
September 23, 1930 (Age 17 years)

Note: Posted to India. The 1st Battalion was posted in India from 1919 to 1934.
Military
Posting
September 28, 1930 (Age 17 years)

Note: Posted to the 1st Queens Own Cameron Highlanders.
John S. Clements
John S. Clements

Note: Queens Own Cameron Highlanders



John S. Clements in India
John S. Clements in India

Note: On the back of this photo is written "On the way to Chaubattia. A jolly and most welcome break.

Military
Appointment
September 25, 1933 (Age 20 years)

Note: Appointed as Bandsman.
Military
Injured
October 18, 1934 (Age 21 years)

Note: Said to have "Received injuries of a trivial nature."
Military
Posting
December 28, 1934 (Age 21 years)

Note: Posted to the Sudan. The 1st battalion was in the Sudan from 1934 remaining there until 1936 upon which the battalion returned to Catterick, North Yorkshire where it remained until 1939.
Military
Posting
April 9, 1936 (Age 22 years)

Note: Posted back to the UK. The 1st battalion returned to the UK and were stationed at Catterick.
Military
Appointment
October 1, 1936 (Age 23 years)

Note: Relinquished post as Bandsman.
Military
Appointment
September 1, 1937 (Age 23 years)

Note: Appointed as Bandsman.
Military
Nottingham Exposition
May 10, 1939 (Age 25 years)

Note: The Band of the 1st Battalion the Queens Own Cameron Highlanders performing at the Nottingham Exposition.
Military
Posting
September 23, 1939 (Age 26 years)

Note: Posted to the British Expeditionary Force in France.
Military
Leave
January 13, 1940 (Age 26 years)

Note: Granted 10 days leave in the UK.
Military
Prisoner of War
May 27, 1940 (Age 26 years)

Note:
In May 1940 he was reported missing and then on 27 May 1940 was reported as a POW having been captured at La Bassée. The 1st battalion of the Queens Own Cameron Highlanders was involved in the rearguard battle of St Omer-La Bassée from 23 to 29 May 1940 prior to the retreat to Dunkirk.
Prisoner of War
Stalag 20A
June 9, 1940 (Age 26 years)

Note: John was transferred to Stalag 20A which was a prisoner of war camp located in Thorn/Torun, Poland. It was not a single camp and contained as many as 20,000 men at its peak. The main camp was located in a complex of fifteen forts that surrounded the whole of the city. The forts had been built at the end of 19th century to defend the western border of Kingdom of Prussia.
Prisoner of War
Stalag 20B
April 4, 1943 (Age 29 years)

Note: John was transferred to Stalag 20B which was located near Marienburg, it was originally a hutted and tented camp with a double boundary fence and watchtowers. British, Poles and Serbs were held here in 1940. An administration block including a hospital was erected in the latter part of 1940, mainly by prisoner labour. By 1941 a theatre had been built. POWs were sent out to labour in nearby farms, sawmills, factories, goodsyards and cutting ice on the river Nogat.
Military
Repatriated
October 25, 1943 (Age 30 years)

Note:
The Geneva Convention makes provision for the repatriation of all Prisoners of War, even during hostilities. During 1939-1945 it was only possible for the British and Germans to reach agreement over the seriously ill and disabled. For the majority of the 40,000 British servicemen who were taken prisoner in 1939 and 1940, the war was to be a very long and dispiriting experience. Negotiations, conducted through the Red Cross, over the repatriation of seriously wounded men, had begun in late 1940. They did not progress very far because there were far fewer German men in this category than British. It was only after substantial numbers of Germans were taken prisoner in the Desert campaign of 1942 that the talks resumed. The actual exchange of prisoners did not take place until October 1943. Trains bearing prisoners from Germany for repatriation to Britain began arriving at Gothenburg on 19 October 1943. Transfer of 1200 prisoners to the Swedish steamship Drottningholm was made during darkness. About noon the next day the Drottningholm sailed to reach England during the week-end.
Military
Transfer
March 17, 1944 (Age 30 years)

Note: He was transferred to the Royal Army Medical Corps at No. 1 RAMC Depot, Crookham. RAMC recruits trained for six months at the RAMC Depot, Crookham Camp, Aldershot, before proceeding to specialist trade training.
Military
Posted
April 18, 1944 (Age 30 years)

Note: Posted to No 8 Company RAMC as a Medical Orderly.
Military
LS & GC Pay
September 2, 1944 (Age 31 years)

Note: Awarded 2nd grant of Long Service and Good Conduct Pay at 3d (3 pre decimalisation pence) a day,
Military
Grade
January 2, 1945 (Age 31 years)

Note: Graded and mustered as Clerk Group C Class III.
Military
Posting
July 26, 1945 (Age 31 years)

Note: Posted to 177 Field Ambulance. A field ambulance was designed to take care of injured soldiers temporarily before they could be moved into permanent hospital facilities. They now tend to be referred to as 'field hospitals'.
Military
Posting
September 13, 1945 (Age 32 years)

Note: Posted to 76 General Hospital. From July 1945 this General Hospital was based at Marlborough in Wiltshire.
Residence November 8, 1945 (Age 32 years)
Note: Address in Notice of Impending Release.
Military
Notification of Impending Release
November 8, 1945 (Age 32 years)

Note: Occupations described in this form are Nursing Orderly Class III, Clerk Class III, Bandsman Trombone Player. His service is described as Exemplary.
Military
Demobilisation
November 10, 1945 (Age 32 years)

Note: He was sent on terminal leave.
Military
Release from Service
February 22, 1946 (Age 32 years)

Note: Released to the reserve.
Residence November 9, 1946 (Age 33 years)
Note: Address on Release From Service Form.
Military
Release From Service
November 9, 1946 (Age 33 years)

Occupation
Trombonist In About 1950
1950 (Age 36 years)

Portrait
Probably 1950s
1950 (Age 36 years)


Military
Reserve Status
June 30, 1959 (Age 45 years)

Note: He was discharged from liability as a reservist.
Death 1993 (Age 79 years)

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Residence
Address noted on orphanage admission.
Residence
Admitted to the orphanage.
Residence
The Seaman's General Orphanage boys moved to Hesslewood Hall which had been bought by the charity as a new location for the orphans.
Military
Enlisted, at Hull and posted to the 2nd Queens Own Cameron Highlanders aged 15. He is recorded as leaving the Hesslewood Orphanage on 24 September 1928.
Military
Posted to India. The 1st Battalion was posted in India from 1919 to 1934.
Military
Posted to the 1st Queens Own Cameron Highlanders.
Military
Appointed as Bandsman.
Military
Said to have "Received injuries of a trivial nature."
Military
Posted to the Sudan. The 1st battalion was in the Sudan from 1934 remaining there until 1936 upon which the battalion returned to Catterick, North Yorkshire where it remained until 1939.
Military
Posted back to the UK. The 1st battalion returned to the UK and were stationed at Catterick.
Military
Relinquished post as Bandsman.
Military
Appointed as Bandsman.
Military
The Band of the 1st Battalion the Queens Own Cameron Highlanders performing at the Nottingham Exposition.
Military
Posted to the British Expeditionary Force in France.
Military
Granted 10 days leave in the UK.
Military
In May 1940 he was reported missing and then on 27 May 1940 was reported as a POW having been captured at La Bassée. The 1st battalion of the Queens Own Cameron Highlanders was involved in the rearguard battle of St Omer-La Bassée from 23 to 29 May 1940 prior to the retreat to Dunkirk.
Prisoner of War
John was transferred to Stalag 20A which was a prisoner of war camp located in Thorn/Torun, Poland. It was not a single camp and contained as many as 20,000 men at its peak. The main camp was located in a complex of fifteen forts that surrounded the whole of the city. The forts had been built at the end of 19th century to defend the western border of Kingdom of Prussia.
Prisoner of War
John was transferred to Stalag 20B which was located near Marienburg, it was originally a hutted and tented camp with a double boundary fence and watchtowers. British, Poles and Serbs were held here in 1940. An administration block including a hospital was erected in the latter part of 1940, mainly by prisoner labour. By 1941 a theatre had been built. POWs were sent out to labour in nearby farms, sawmills, factories, goodsyards and cutting ice on the river Nogat.
Military
The Geneva Convention makes provision for the repatriation of all Prisoners of War, even during hostilities. During 1939-1945 it was only possible for the British and Germans to reach agreement over the seriously ill and disabled. For the majority of the 40,000 British servicemen who were taken prisoner in 1939 and 1940, the war was to be a very long and dispiriting experience. Negotiations, conducted through the Red Cross, over the repatriation of seriously wounded men, had begun in late 1940. They did not progress very far because there were far fewer German men in this category than British. It was only after substantial numbers of Germans were taken prisoner in the Desert campaign of 1942 that the talks resumed. The actual exchange of prisoners did not take place until October 1943. Trains bearing prisoners from Germany for repatriation to Britain began arriving at Gothenburg on 19 October 1943. Transfer of 1200 prisoners to the Swedish steamship Drottningholm was made during darkness. About noon the next day the Drottningholm sailed to reach England during the week-end.
Military
He was transferred to the Royal Army Medical Corps at No. 1 RAMC Depot, Crookham. RAMC recruits trained for six months at the RAMC Depot, Crookham Camp, Aldershot, before proceeding to specialist trade training.
Military
Posted to No 8 Company RAMC as a Medical Orderly.
Military
Awarded 2nd grant of Long Service and Good Conduct Pay at 3d (3 pre decimalisation pence) a day,
Military
Graded and mustered as Clerk Group C Class III.
Military
Posted to 177 Field Ambulance. A field ambulance was designed to take care of injured soldiers temporarily before they could be moved into permanent hospital facilities. They now tend to be referred to as 'field hospitals'.
Military
Posted to 76 General Hospital. From July 1945 this General Hospital was based at Marlborough in Wiltshire.
Residence
Address in Notice of Impending Release.
Military
Occupations described in this form are Nursing Orderly Class III, Clerk Class III, Bandsman Trombone Player. His service is described as Exemplary.
Military
He was sent on terminal leave.
Military
Released to the reserve.
Residence
Address on Release From Service Form.
Military
He was discharged from liability as a reservist.
Shared note
(Research):Birth Registered Q3 1913 Beverley,9d 195
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