John James Clements
|John James Clements|
|Born||19 June 1872
Middelburg, Cape Colony
|Died||18 June 1937 (aged 54)
Newcastle, South Africa
|Buried||Town Cemetery, Newcastle|
|Allegiance|| United Kingdom
Union of South Africa
|Battles/wars||Second Boer War
World War I
John James Clements, VC (Middelburg, Cape Colony 19 June 1872 – 18 June 1937) was a South African recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
On the 24th February, 1900, near Strijdenburg, when dangerously wounded through the lungs and called upon to surrender, Corporal Clements, threw himself into the midst of a party of five Boers, shooting three of them with his revolver, and thereby causing the whole party to surrender to himself and two unwounded men of Rimington's Guides.
- Monuments to Courage (David Harvey, 1999)
- The Register of the Victoria Cross (This England, 1997)
- Victoria Crosses of the Anglo-Boer War (Ian Uys, 2000)