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Royal Borough of Greenwich in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

James Clavell Square

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, May 7, 2018
1. James Clavell Square Marker
Inscription.
James Clavell Square

This Square is named after James Clavell, the famous author, screenwriter film director and producer. His connection to Firepower, The Royal Artillery Museum and Woolwich is through his service in the Royal Artillery. In May 1941 he was appointed to a commission in the Royal Artillery as Second Lieutenent reserve Anti-Aircraft Regiment and 35th LAA (Light Anti-Aircraft) Regiment. After being promoted to Captain he was posted to Woolwich in 1946.

His first book, King Rat, was based on his experience as a Gunner Officer in Changi jail and he also wrote the famous novel Shogun.

James Clavell died in September 1994. His work and service as a gunner are remembered at The Royal Arsenal and Firepower, The Royal Artillery Museum. On 31 March 2004 April Clavell, his widow, unveiled the plaque naming the square. The Royal Artillery Library is also named after James Clavell and the refurbishment of the building benefited from a generous donation from his widow.
 
Location. 51° 29.668′ N, 0° 4.248′ E. Marker is in Royal Borough of Greenwich, England, in Greater London County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Plumstead Road and Woolwich New Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map
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By Michael Herrick, May 7, 2018
2. James Clavell Square Marker
. Located in James Clavell Square in the Royal Woolwich Arsenal. Marker is in this post office area: Royal Borough of Greenwich, England SE18 6AE, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gun 2/86 (a few steps from this marker); Gun 2/75 (a few steps from this marker); Gun 2/46 (a few steps from this marker); Gun 2/90 (within shouting distance of this marker); Gun 2/91 (within shouting distance of this marker); Gun 28/10 (within shouting distance of this marker); East & West Riverside Guardrooms (within shouting distance of this marker); The Royal Arsenal (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Royal Borough of Greenwich.
 
Also see . . .
1. Royal Arsenal History. (Submitted on June 9, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Royal Arsenal on Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 9, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
3. James Clavell on Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 9, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
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James Clavell Square image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 7, 2018
3. James Clavell Square
Guns on James Clavell Square image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 7, 2018
4. Guns on James Clavell Square
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 10, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 9, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 55 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 9, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.   4. submitted on June 10, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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