Brocklesby Park Cricket Club

Major Grosvenor Talbot Cliff

(1898 - 1912)

Born: 27th September 1880, Scawby

Died: 10th February 1918, aged 37

Brother: Captain Reginald Bertram Talbot Cliff

Lincolnshire: (1914) Cricket Archive

Military Service :

Served in South Africa and WW1. Serving in France in the 3rd Dragoon Guards he was awarded the French Legion of Honour decoration in 1917.

He died as a result of accidental injuries in Tincourt, France, 10th February 1918, and is buried in Tincourt New British Cemetery, France, grave reference V. B. 1.

Lincolnshire Star Obituary:

We regret to record the death of Major Grosvenor Talbot Cliff, Dragoon Guards, the second son of the late Joseph Cliff, Scawby Grove, who died on February 10th as the result of an accident while on active service. Obtaining his commission in 1899, he served with the Dragoon Guards through the South African War. He was adjutant to the Lincolnshire Yeomanry from 1912 until after the outbreak of war when he rejoined his regiment in France and served there from June 1915. In the spring of 1917 he was awarded the Legion of Honour. He leaves a widow and three sons. The Lincolnshire Star, Saturday, 16th February, 1918, page 5.

Major Cliff met with a fatal accident behind the lines in France through his horse getting entangled with barbed wire, which resulted in him being thrown, fracturing the base of his skull. The Lincolnshire Star, Saturday, 23rd February, 1918, page 2.

Photo of GT.Cliff

Overall Batting Record

Mat Inn NO Runs Ave HS 0 50 100 4s 6s Ct St RO 4 3 0 15 5 0 0 0 0 0 300
read this 4 3 0 15 5 0 0 0 0 0 300

Overall Bowling Record

Mat Inn Balls Mdns Runs Wkts Ave Strike RPO Best 3W 5W
Friendly 4 0
Total 4 0


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