|John James Clements|
|File:John James Clements.jpg|
|Born||6 March 1861|
|Died||3 March 1940 (aged 78)|
|Place of birth||Middelburg, Cape Colony|
|Place of death||Newcastle, South Africa|
|Buried at||Town Cemetery, Newcastle|
Union of South Africa
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.
- ↑ The London Gazette: . 4 June 1901. Retrieved 31 October 2009.
- 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)
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