John Clements

Deceased Person

1953 – 1976

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Who was John Clements?

John Clements GC, a schoolmaster at Sherrardswood School, Welwyn Garden City was awarded the George Cross for his heroism in rescuing others from a hotel fire at the Sappada Ski Resort in Italy on 12 April 1976. Clements died in the blaze.

He was born on 25 August 1953, in Codicote, Hertfordshire. Notice of his posthumous award appeared in The London Gazette of 7 December 1976.

His story was one of those chosen for a series of posters which appeared on the London Underground.

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Born
1953
Died
1976

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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