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Wren Display: David Louis Clemetson

Item: Photograph of the First Trinity Rugby Boat Team. Clemetson is standing second from the left. (Add.PG.25)

Date: c.1913

David Louis Clemetson (1893-1918) was one of a very small number of black officers serving in the British military during WWI. He was admitted to Trinity to study Law in 1912 but his studies were interrupted when he enlisted in 1914. Black History Month is celebrated each year in October.

You can read more about World War One in a series of blog posts.

Clemetson’s story is featured in a short film here.

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