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R L Clemitson Elementary School, Kamloops, British Columbia
Robert Logan Clemitson (1908-96) served the Kamloops School District as a trustee from the rural areas for 20 years. In 1972 when the school was opened, it was named in his honour to mark his long service as school trustee.

Mr. Clemitson led by example, he had vision, and he was noted for not giving up on things easily. He valued education highly, although he himself had only eight years of formal education. He loved the land and ranching.

Mr. Clemitson passed away on December 2, 1996 at the age of 88 years. He was proud of the school and took a keen interest in its development.

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Clemitson Cattle Ranch, Westwold, British Columbia
At over 2000 acres, the Clemitson Ranch in Westwold, originally known as Grande Prairie, is one of the oldest in the area.

Established in 1879 by Robert Midgley Clemitson, it is currently managed by his great-grandson, Harry Clemitson, and his son Russell. The founder, Robert Midgley Clemitson, passed away in 1895, and is interred there.

Further Reading - The Clemitson Family : Ranching for generations - Barriere Star Journal, May 14, 2015

Clemitson's Pharmacy, Crook, Co Durham
Clemitson’s Pharmacy dates from around 1896, when Clemitson's Chemists opened in Market Place, Crook, Co Durham. The shop was run by Joseph William Clemitson, 1870-1939. His son, William Gladstone Clemitson, 1898-1966, subsequently carried on the business, selling up on retirement in the 1960s.

So successful & well known was the brand name, that the new owners retained the name for their business. The pharmacy is currently located at Hope Street, Crook.

Clemitson Way, Crook, Co Durham
Durham County Council policy on street naming is to “endeavour to promote street names that reflect local, geographic or historic significance in the area”.

Clemitson Way was so named when built by Miller Homes in 2005/2006 on the site of the former brick works.

Clemitson House, Luton
Clemitson House, a municipal building in the centre of Luton, is named in memory of Ivor Clemitson and his father Daniel Clemitson, who had served as an alderman on the local council.

Clemitson Court, Murrumba Downs
Clemitson Court is a residential development in Murrumba Downs, Queensland, Australia, and named after Peter Clemitson, 1936-2003.

Peter, a builder, had also played football professionally in the UK for Luton Town & for Derby, before emigrating to Australia in 1962, where as well as resuming his role as a builder, he played for several years for Queensland North Stars.

He was responsible for the development, and in recognition Clemitson Court is named after him.

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