COASTWATCHERS Clemens, Warren Frederick Martin

The Secret Hunters
By Anthony Kemp, Prince Yurka Galitzine

John Robertson

Administrator
Staff member
  • SURNAME
Clemens
  • FORENAME
Warren Frederick Martin
  • UNIT
Coastwatcher,Solomon Islands
  • RANK
Major
  • NUMBER
  • AWARD
Military Cross,Legion of Merit (US)
  • PLACE
Solomon Islands 1942-43
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
born 17.4.1915 Aberdeen,Scotland
son of Warren and Blanche Clemens
educated Bedford School
graduated Christ's College,Cambridge
Colonial Service 1938
District Commissioner,St Christobal,British Solomon Islands
Coastwatcher,Guadalcanal 1942
British Liaison Officer with 14th US Corps 1942-43
Deputy District Commissioner,Samaria,Palestine 1946
District Commissioner,Gaza,Palestine 1947
District Commissioner,Nicosia + Kyrenia,Cyprus 1948-57
award O.B.E. 1956
Defence Secretary,Cyprus 1959-60
award C.B.E. 1960
became Australian citizen,Queensland
director of several companies
award Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) 1993
author "Alone on Guadalcanal" (1998)
married Anne Turnbull (died 2009) (4 children)
died 31.5.2009 (Aged 94)
buried Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Springvale, Greater Dandenong City, Victoria, Australia
 
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