Clover was born in the town of Aylsham, Norfolk to John Wright Clover, a farmer, and Elizabeth Mary Ann Clover (née Taylor). He was educated at the Gray Friars' Priory School, Norwich. When he was 16, Clover was apprenticed as a surgical dresser to a local surgeon, Charles Gibson.
Clover enrolled to study medicine at University College Hospital in 1844, where Joseph Lister (the pioneer of antisepsis) was a fellow student.
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