Clifford was born in Palmerston, Ontario on June 2, 1925. He enlisted in 1942 at the age of seventeen in the Queen’s Own Rifles with the Argyle Sutherland Highlanders Brigade. He served in Canada, Britain and Northwest Europe during World War 2 from 1942 to 1945. He received the 1939-1945 Star, France and Germany Star, Defence Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with Clasp and War Medal 1935- 1945. His personal diaries speak to both the fear and price of a young serviceman. On August 18, 1950, he re-enlisted for Korea as a Trooper under the Service Branch of the Canadian Army. He was discharged on January 15, 1952. Cliff married and raised six children while settled in Port Perry. During 30 years at General Motors he earned several Service Improvement Awards and as a member of The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 419 served as Sergeant at Arms and Property committee Chair and volunteered for many other projects. Cliff died on December 24, 1974 at the age of 49, accomplishing much, but leaving far too soon.
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