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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 11:46 am    Post subject: ALYTH, SOUTH U.F. (Former) WW1 Reply with quote

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Once the former South United Free Church in Airlie Street, Alyth this building is now the Parish Church Halls.



Roll of Honour
JAMES F. BROWN
DAVID BUICK
WILLIAM H. CLEGHORN
HERBERT S. CLEGHORN
ALLAN J. CLEGHORN
GEORGE Y. EDWARD
JOHN LOTHIAN
JOHN MORRIS
DAVIDSON MORRIS
ROBERT E. ORAM
WILLIAM M. SPALDING
JAMES STEWART
ANDREW W. SYMINGTON

Unveiled on Sunday 15th August 1920 by Mrs Cleghorn, 'Clifton', Alyth in front of a large and representative congregation.
What makes this uniquely poignant in that in doing so Mrs Clegorn revealed the names of her three sons.
John & Davidson Morris were also brothers - Robert E. Oram was my gg Uncle.
Rev. James Holburn said:-
"... It is well to memorialise the sacrifice these young men made, giving up life with all its possibilities, hopes, joys and rich rewards. Their bodies rest in foreign lands and in deep waters, but their spirits are within God, for whose righteous cause they fought and died. We today will honour them by engraving their names where they will be read with incessant gratitude as long as the walls of the church stood"

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James F. Brown, Pte., Black Watch

THE ALYTH GUARDIAN: 26.04.18
Pte. J. F. Brown, Black Watch, son of Mr and Mrs James S. Brown, Westpark, has sent word to his parents that he is wounded, and a prisoner of war in Germany. Previous to joining the colours he was employed in his father’s business in Airlie Street.

THE ALYTH GUARDIAN: 18.10.18
Pte. James F. Brown, Black Watch, (only son of Mr and Mrs Brown, Westpark), who was reported wounded and a prisoner of war in Germany, died there on the 2nd April. Intimation to this effect was only received by his parents on Wednesday. Pte. Brown, prior to joining up, was employed in his father’s grocery business.

Name: BROWN
Initials: J F
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 8th Bn.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 02/04/1918
Service No: S/18277
Additional information: Only son of James and Julia F. Brown, of West Park, Alyth, Perthshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. A. 33.
Cemetery: LE CATEAU MILITARY CEMETERY
BORN: ALYTH, PERTHSHIRE
ENLISTED: PERTH
DIED - FRANCE & FLANDERS


David Buick, M.M., Sgt., Royal Engineers


THE ALYTH GUARDIAN: 10.01.19
Sergt. David Buick M.M., Royal Engineers (son of Mrs Buick, Mornity), who has been missing since 22nd March 1918, is now reported to have been killed on that date; word to this effect having been sent to Mrs Buick by a comrade.
Sergt. Buick was employed with Mr Ferguson, joiner, Pitnacree Street, before he emigrated to Canada, and from there he answered the call of the Empire. He was a member of a patriotic family and had three brothers serving besides other relatives.

Name: BUICK, DAVID
Initials: D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment: Royal Engineers
Unit Text: 126th Field Coy.
Date of Death: 22/03/1918
Service No: 65295
Awards: MM
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 10 to 13.
Cemetery: POZIERES MEMORIAL
BORN: ALYTH, PERTHSHIRE
ENLISTED: ALYTH, PERTHSHIRE
KILLED IN ACTION - FRANCE & FLANDERS


William H. Cleghorn, Eng. Lieut/Cmndr., Royal Navy


THE ALYTH GUARDIAN: 26.10.17
In the action in the North Sea on the 17th, when the destroyer “Mary Rose”, after a magnificent resistance against the fast and heavily-armed German ships, was sunk fighting to the last, the officers, including Engineer Lieut.-Commander Wm. H. Cleghorn, and men were officially reported lost.
Lieutenant Cleghorn is the eldest son of Mr and Mrs John Cleghorn of Clifton, the third son to fall for King and country in this Great War. It is only five weeks since a brother, Captain Herbert Cleghorn, R.E. attached to R.F.C., was killed at the Front, while a little over a year ago, the youngest of the brothers, Lieut. Allan Cleghorn, Gordons, died in France, and two still remain, Lieutenants in the R.E., keeping the flag flying in the face of the enemy.
The deceased officer was a member of the South Church, and the Rev J. Holburn, at the combined service of the North and South congregations in the North U.F. Church on Sunday, characterised the Lieut.-Commander as a typical example of a naval officer - tried, smart, keen, steady and chivalrous. Words, the reverend gentleman said, failed to express the sorrow he was sure they all felt for Mr and Mrs Cleghorn and family in this fresh grief; and to the young widow left to mourn her loss they extended their deepest sympathy.

* On 17th October 1917 ’Mary Rose’ was sunk in the North Sea after an engagement with the German minecruisers, Brummer and Bremse.

Name: CLEGHORN, WILLIAM HOWIE
Initials: W H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Engineer Lieut Commander
Regiment: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. "Mary Rose."
Age: 36
Date of Death: 17/10/1917
Additional information: Son of John and Margaret Cleghorn, of "Clifton," Alyth, Perthshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 20.
Cemetery: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL


Herbert S. Cleghorn, Capt., Royal Engineers att. Royal Flying Corps


THE ALYTH GUARDIAN: 07.09.17
Captain Herbert Stuart Cleghorn, Royal Engineers and Royal Flying Corps (third son of Mr and Mrs John Cleghorn, Clifton), was killed in action on Sunday.
The deceased officer, who was 26 years of age, was home on furlough about a month ago. His youngest brother Lieut. Allan J. Cleghorn, Gordon Highlanders, was killed at the Front exactly a year ago today.
Captain Cleghorn, who joined the army immediately after the outbreak of hostilities, and has been at the front since January 1916, gained the Baxter Scholarship at Dundee High School, and a B.Sc in engineering at Edinburgh University. His eldest brother is an Engineer Lieutenant-Commander in the Navy, and the other two brothers are Lieutenants in the Royal Engineers.

Name: CLEGHORN, HERBERT STUART
Initials: H S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Captain
Regiment: Royal Flying Corps
Unit Text: 1st Aircraft Depot
Secondary Regiment: Royal Engineers
Secondary Unit Text: and
Age: 26
Date of Death: 02/09/1917
Additional information: Son of John and Margaret Cleghorn, of Clifton, Alyth, Perthshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. D. 61.
Cemetery: LONGUENESSE (ST. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY
KILLED IN ACTION

Allan J. Cleghorn, Sec./Lieut., Gordon Highs


THE ALYTH GUARDIAN 15.09.16
Lieut. Allan James Cleghorn, Gordon Highlanders, youngest son of Mr and Mrs John Cleghorn, Clifton, has died of wounds in France.
The deceased officer, who enlisted shortly after the outbreak of the war, was one of Alyth’s most promising young men, and seemed marked out for a high place. After being Dux Medallist of Dundee High School, he matriculated at Edinburgh University, but the call of Country was too strong, and he deserted the study of classroom for the training ground and the battlefield. In sport he repeated his scholastic successes and held the Cardean Cup of the local golf club.
His family has followed the flag with praiseworthy patriotism, the deceased having four brothers with the Colours.

Name: CLEGHORN, ALLAN JAMES
Initials: A J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 11th Bn. attd. 1st Bn.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 07/09/1916
Additional information: Son of John and Margaret Cleghorn, of Clifton, Alyth, Perthshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: V. A. 6.
Cemetery: LILLERS COMMUNAL CEMETERY
DIED OF WOUNDS


George Y. Edward, L/Cpl., Scots Guards

THE ALYTH GUARDIAN: 09.02.17
Lance-Corporal G.Y. Edward, Scots Guards (youngest son of the late Mr David Edward, Newton of Bamff), who enlisted over a year ago and has been in France some months, was killed in action on 19th January.
The deceased took over the management of the farm, on the death of his father, whom he assisted. Two years ago, when he gave up the farm, he went to reside in Newtyle.
He is survived by a widow and child who, with his brothers and sisters, have the sympathy of a wide circle of friends in their bereavement.

Name: EDWARD, GEORGE YEAMAN
Initials: G Y
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment: Scots Guards
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 31
Date of Death: 19/01/1917
Service No: 15078
Additional information: Son of the late David and Martha Ross Edward; husband of Catherine Edward, of Cardean, Meigle, Perthshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 7 D.
Cemetery: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
BORN: GLENISLA, FORFAR
ENLISTED: DUNDEE
RESIDENCE: NEWTYLE, FORFAR
KILLED IN ACTION - FRANCE & FLANDERS


John Lothian, Sgt., Gordon Highs att. King's African Rifles


THE ALYTH GUARDIAN: 01.09.16
Two years imprisonment in Germany is no joke, and the conditions are so uncomfortable, to use no harder word, that an attempt to escape is almost a necessity. After several unsuccessful attempts Pvt. John Lothian, Gordon Highlanders, successfully evaded his captors and after varied vicissitudes reached Holland and freedom.
He is a son of the late Mr John Lothian, Cairnleith Street, and was, when he enlisted, employed with Messrs. D. Smith & Sons. He was in one of the earliest drafts, went to the continent with the first Expeditionary Force, and played his part in that historic retreat, being captured at Cambrai, where Colonel Neish, the commanding officer, to whom he acted as orderly, was severely wounded. He sampled most of the internment camps in Germany, but is now back at the depot at Aberdeen in training with his regiment. His many friends in Alyth are highly gratified at his escape and look forward to having a visit from him in the near future.

THE ALYTH GUARDIAN: 12.12.19
In Memoriam
In loving memory of our dear brother, Sergt. John Lothian, 1st Gordon Highlanders, who died of influenza at Zomba, British East Africa on 12th December 1918.

Name: LOTHIAN, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment: Gordon Highlanders
Secondary Regiment: King's African Rifles
Secondary Unit Text: attd.
Date of Death: 12/12/1918
Service No: 10515
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 79.
Cemetery: ZOMBA TOWN CEMETERY


John Morris, Pte., Black Watch

THE ALYTH GUARDIAN: 04.08.16
Intimation was received from Mr Morris, engine-driver, Dundee, formerly of Alyth, that his eldest son, Private John Morris (19 years of age), had been killed. He enlisted in the 1/5 Black Watch at the outbreak of war and was only three months in training when he was drafted to France, where he took part in the big battles of Neuve Chapelle, Loos, etc. Previous to enlisting he was employed as a farm servant. A letter from his platoon officer dated 23rd July, to Mr Morris says:- “A shell landed beside him last night and a fragment entered his brain, he had no pain, death was instantaneous. His loss to the platoon will be felt very badly, as he was one of my pluckiest boys, always willing and always cheery, and my sympathy for you is deep and heartfelt. He is buried in a small cemetery a few miles behind the firing line with other brave fellows who have been taken.

Name: MORRIS, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 1st/5th Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 22/07/1916
Service No: 2215
Additional information: Son of the late Davidson Morris, of Alyth, Perthshire, and of Agnes Morris (step-mother), of Athol St., Blairgowrie, Perthshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. E. 8.
Cemetery: GORRE BRITISH AND INDIAN CEMETERY
BORN: DUNDEE
ENLISTED: KIRRIEMUIR, FORFARSHIRE
KILLED IN ACTION - FRANCE & FLANDERS


Davidson Morris, A.B., R.N.V.R.


THE ALYTH GUARDIAN: 23.02.17
A. B. Davidson Morris, Royal Naval Division, has been killed in action, an official intimation having reached his father in Dundee, who was previously an engine-driver stationed in Alyth.
The deceased was an apprentice baker with Mr Cochrane, and left for a spell of work as a sea scout in the north; returning to Alyth he was employed by Mr Edward until he enlisted in the R.N.D.

Name: MORRIS, DAVIDSON
Initials: D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Able Seaman
Regiment: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: Hawke Bn. R.N. Div.
Date of Death: 04/02/1917
Service No: Clyde Z/7165
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 1 A.
Cemetery: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL


Robert E. Oram, Pte., York & Lancs

THE ALYTH GUARDIAN: 04.10.18
Pte. Robert Oram, York and Lancaster Regiment (whose wife and family reside at Bamff Road) is reported missing. Pte. Oram was a baker with Messrs Findlay & Co. when he joined the A.S.C., and was afterwards transferred to the above regiment.

THE ALYTH GUARDIAN: 01.11.18
Pte. Robert Oram, York and Lancaster Regiment, who was previously reported missing, is now reported to have been killed in action.

Name: ORAM, ROBERT EMSLIE
Initials: R E
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment: York and Lancaster Regiment
Unit Text: 2nd/4th Bn.
Date of Death: 26/08/1918
Service No: 35578
Additional information: Husband of J. S. Oram, of Banff Rd., Alyth, Perthshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. F. 7.
Cemetery: GOMIECOURT SOUTH CEMETERY
BORN: PERTH
ENLISTED: ALYTH, PERTH
KILLED IN ACTION - FRANCE & FLANDERS


William M. Spalding, Pte., Black Watch


THE PEOPLES JOURNAL: 17.08.18
Pte. William Spalding, Black Watch, second son of Mr James Spalding, farmer, Johnshill, with whom he was engaged on the farm, has been killed by the bursting of a shell on 1st inst.

Name: SPALDING, WILLIAM MILNE
Initials: W M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 4th/5th Bn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 01/08/1918
Service No: S/16241
Additional information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. James S. Spalding, of Johnshill, Alyth, Perthshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. D. 3.
Cemetery: RAPERIE BRITISH CEMETERY, VILLEMONTOIRE
BORN: ALYTH, PERTHSHIRE
ENLISTED: PERTH
KILLED IN ACTION - FRANCE & FLANDERS


James Stewart, Tpr., Scottish Horse

THE ALYTH GUARDIAN: 29.10.15
Trooper James Stewart, 1/2 Scottish Horse, of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, died on the 1st inst., in hospital at Alexandria, from wounds received in action two days previously. He was 20 years of age and previous to enlistment on the outbreak of the war was employed as a farm servant. The news was conveyed in a letter to his grandmother Mrs Kidd Snr., Greenburn House, from his troop officer, Lieut. McIvor, who, in a sympathetic letter, said that the deceased was decidedly popular with officers and men; he died while bravely carrying out his duty for his King and country. Four of his best friends buried him in a soldier’s grave. He tenders on behalf of himself, his Sergeants, and men their sincerest sympathy and condolences. The deceased has a brother in the King’s Own Scottish Borderers.

Name: STEWART, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment: Scottish Horse
Unit Text: 2nd
Date of Death: 01/10/1915
Service No: 5439
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. A. 2.
Cemetery: LALA BABA CEMETERY
BORN: FORFARSHIRE
ENLISTED: DUNKELD
RESIDENCE: ALYTH
DIED OF WOUNDS - GALLIPOLI


Andrew W. Symington, Pte. Cameron Highs


THE ALYTH GUARDIAN: 14.05.15
Councillor Symington has received official notice that his second son, Andrew, was killed in action on 23rd April, and although it is not stated where the soldier met his death, the supposition is that it was at that terrible fighting at Hill 60,where the British defied the persistent attacks of the Germans.
Andrew, who was employed as a painter with his father, was within a few days of 36 years of age, and had seen service in the Boer War. On 29th October he was wounded by shrapnel at Ypres; at the military hospital one of the splinters defied the efforts of the surgeons to remove, and he was sent to St. Thomas’ Hospital, London, where it was safely extracted. Sent home to recuperate, he spent two months at Alyth, and then returned to the depot of his regiment, the Cameron Highlanders, at Invergordon. A three weeks’ furlough at home preceded his return to the Front. A postcard, sent on the 9th April, stated that he was quite well, and this was followed by the news of his death.
Much sympathy is felt and expressed for his father and relatives.

Name: SYMINGTON, ANDREW
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment: Cameron Highlanders
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Date of Death: 23/04/1915
Service No: 4997
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 38 and 40.
Cemetery: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
BORN: GOVAN, GLASGOW, LANARKSHIRE
ENLISTED: GLASGOW
RESIDENCE: ALYTH, PERTHSHIRE
KILLED IN ACTION - FRANCE & FLANDERS
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This memorial has since been relocated to Alyth Parish Church;

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 3:56 pm    Post subject: Allan James Cleghorn Reply with quote

Allan James Cleghorn 2nd Lt 11th Gordon Highlanders Attd 1st Bn born Alyth 04/11/1895 Age 20 Died of Wounds F & F 07-Sep-16 Son of John & Margaret Howie (nee Smith) Cleghorn, Clifton, Alyth, Perthshire. Son of John Cleghorn (Jute Manufacturer) and Margaret Smith. Brothers Herbert Stuart Cleghorn & William Howie Cleghorn also died. Officers Book page 166. Dux Medallist of Dundee High School, he matriculated at Edinburgh University. Died 58th CCS. Lillers Communal Cemetery Fr 0201 Plot V Row A Grave 6 Alyth Guardian 15-06-16 Alyth & Edinburgh Uni
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