It is only recently that we have heard of the death on the 5th of May 1954 of Captain W. McC. Cliffe.

He was born in 1892 and joined the 3rd Hussars from Sandhurst at Shornciffe in 1912. While there he won the Subalterns’ Cup and other point-to-points on his good horse “Moulin Rouge.”

He went to France with the Regiment in August 1914 but returned to England in 1915 as a result of a very bad accident with a West spring gun while training. He rejoined the Regiment at Aldershot on its return from Germany but was invalided out when it went abroad in 1921.

In 1916 he married Mabel, the eldest daughter of the late H. Selby-Lowndes, who for many years was Master of the East Kent Foxhounds. She supported and encouraged him through many years of continuous and serious ill-health which he bore with the greatest courage.

Throughout this time he found interests, particularly racing, which he enjoyed whenever his health permitted him.

We offer our deepest sympathy to his wife and other relatives.

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