Colonel Herbert Clifford Bernard

Date published: 28/07/1916
Killed in action: Yes
Date of death: 01/07/1916
Age at death: 50
Cemetery: Martinsart British Cemetery, Somme, France
Plot: I. A. 16.
Information: Colonel Herbert Clifford Bernard, who was killed on July 1, was the only surviving son of the late Robert Bernard, M.D., R.N., Deputy Inspector-General of Hospitals and Fleets and Honorary Surgeon to the Queen. Colonel Bernard, who was born in 1865, was educated at Llandovery School and at Derby Grammar School. He passed through Sandhurst as Queen's cadet, was gazetted to the 67th (Hampshire) Regiment in 1884, joined the Indian Army in 1855, and served in Burmah until 1915 when he joined Rattray's (45th Sikhs) as second in command. He commanded this regiment from 1909 to 1914. His war service included the Burmese Expedition (1885-89), Manipur Expedition (1891), Burmese War (1889-92), and the Chinuk Expedition (1901). On the outbreak of war he was given command of a battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles.