He had been a prominent freemason, in the office of Grand Secretary. Son of General St John Clerke. He was born in 1836 and participated in the Crimean War. Later, as a second lieutenant in the 21st Royal Scots Fusiliers he participated in the battle of Alma. In 1875 he as appointed to her Majesty's Bodyguard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms
British Newspaper Archives, Obituaries Deceased Name Shadwell Henry Clerke Titles and Terms Colonel Event Type Obituary Event Date 02 Jan 1892 Event Place Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom Gender Male Relationship to Deceased Deceased Birth Date 1836 Death Year (Estimated) 1892 Newspaper Cheltenham Chronicle Page 0007 Parents and Siblings St John Clerke Parent Unknown Citing this Record "British Newspaper Archives, Obituaries", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q26M-ZDJW : 9 March 2017), Shadwell Henry Clerke, 1892.
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