Wars Last Goodbyes
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St Bridget Bridstow

Inscription

In loving memory of

Herbert Clifford Bernard

Colonel Indian Army

Sometime in command of Rattray's Sikhs

Who was killed at Thiepval 1 July 1916

While gallantly leading his regiment

10th Royal Irish Rifles

Quis Separabit

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St Bridget Bridstow

Herefordshire

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Herbert Clifford

Bernard

15th July 1865

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

1st July 1916

Hit by a shell in the first advance leading his men on the first day of the Battle of the Somme at Thiepval Wood, Somme, France

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Martinsart British Cemetery, Somme, France

First World War

Colonel

10th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles

Commanding 10th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles

45th (Rattray's) Sikhs

He had only just retired from a career with the Indian Army

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