Clive was born in Beckenham, Kent, in May 1936. After his A level exams, he attended Jesus College Cambridge, studying Organic Chemistry. During his time there, he volunteered to work with a group of Hungarian Refugees, and sadly picked up TB which put him in hospital for several months. When he was pronounced clear of the disease he was able to return to Jesus College to finish his degree.
He has always been interested in music and during his time in college he directed several classical operas. Whilst teaching in Kent, he was asked by the conductor of the local choral society to start a Junior Choral society. A young lady was appointed as his accompanist, and this was Jean, who was to be his future wife.
Clive applied for a teaching post at St Stephen's College in Stanley, Hong Kong, and after two years Jean joined him and they were married in St John's Cathedral, Hong Kong, in 1966. After four years, Clive changed from teaching to being an administrator in the Hong Kong Government.
His jobs were interesting and various ........ City District Officer, District Officer, Music Administrator, and his last job in the colony was as Commissioner of Customs and Excise. During his time he also worked voluntarily as Chairman for the Hong Kong Society for the Blind, and the Asian Foundation for Prevention of Blindness.
He was a member of the RHK Volunteers, and conducted their military band for many years. In recognition for his service to the Hong Kong Government and various charities, Clive was awarded the OBE by her majesty the Queen.
He has four sons and six grandchildren. 4 years ago he contracted throat cancer. After successful radiotherapy, the cancer is no more. Sadly, it has left him very thin,and easily tired. He enjoys watching sport on TV, particularly cricket.
He joined Rotary in Hong Kong, and when he retired he was able to join the Richmond Rotary Club, and spent some time before his illness, as President.
He has visited Rotary Clubs in other parts of the world ....... The Seychelles, Malaysia, Singapore, and Ulan Bator to name just a few.