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Situated on the edge of Alyth Muir (junction of Airlie Street/Meigle Road - entering the village)
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Unveiled by the Earl of Airlie MC - July 9th 1922

Listed category C(S) by Historic Scotland - 9th June 1921.

The Memorial was sculpted by William Kellock Brown.

The Memorial Cairn to Alfred Anderson (see individual memorials) sits adjacent the monument.
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WILLIAM HOWIE CLEGHORN

Engineer Lieutenant Commander
The Royal Navy ‘H.M.S. Mary Rose’

Age: 26

BORN: 21st February 1891 at Gowanbank, Lochee Road, Dundee.
Son of John Cleghorn (Jute Manufacturer) and Margaret Smith.


Husband of ROBERTA HILDA WHITE

Killed at Sea, Wednesday 17th October 1917
Commemorated: Panel 20 - Chatham Naval Memorial, England.

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.

** William Cleghorn is also commemorated on the Memorial Plaque of the former Alyth South U.F. Church


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ALLAN JAMES CLEGHORN

Second Lieutenant
The Gordon Highlanders 11th Battalion
attached 1st Battalion

Age: 20

BORN: 4th November 1895 at Clifton, Alyth, Perthshire.
Son of John Cleghorn (Jute Manufacturer) and Margaret Smith.


Died of Wounds, France & Flanders, 7th September 1916
Buried: Grave A. A. 6 - Lillers Communal Cemetery, France.

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.


* Allan Cleghorn is also commemorated on the Memorial Plaque of the former Alyth South U.F. Church
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Allan James Cleghorn's biography appears on Page 19 of the Ednburgh University Roll of Honour:

Dundee High School; Dux. Student of Arts, 1913-15. O.T.C Infantry, Nov. 1913 to March 1915, Cadet Corporal. 11th attached 1st Gordon Highlanders, 2nd Lieut. March 1915. France September 1915. Died of wounds at 58th Casualty Clearing Station on 7th September 1916.
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AJ Cleghorn is listed on the Edinburgh University War Memorial.

It's hard to tell from a poor photograph I have of the first panel of the University War memorial but it looks like his brother H S Cleghorn is also listed.

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dhubthaigh wrote:

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.


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

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

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
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Herbert Stuart Cleghorn:

Dundee High School. Student of Science, 1909-12: B.SC.1912. O.T.C Engineers, 1910-12, Cadet. R.E., attached R.F.C, Oct. 1914: Captain 1915. France. Died of wounds on 2nd September 1917.

HERBERT STUART CLEGHORN
Captain
The Royal Engineers
attached Royal Flying Corps

Age: 26

BORN: 31st March 1891 at Polepark House, Dundee.
Son of John Cleghorn (Jute Manufacturer) and Margaret White.

Killed in Action, France & Flanders, Sunday 2nd September 1917
Buried: Grave IV. D. 61 - Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, France.

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.


* Herbert Cleghorn is also commemorated on the Memorial Plaque of the former Alyth South U.F. Church
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JOHN LOTHIAN

Serjeant 10515
Gordon Highlanders
attached King’s African Rifles

Age: 27
BORN: 29th May 1891 at Dunning, Perthshire.
Son of John Lothian (Baker) and Margaret McKenzie.


Enlisted: Alyth
Died, East Africa, Thursday 12th December 1918
Buried: Grave 79 - Zomba Town Cemetery, Malawi.

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.

“There is a link death can never sever
Love and remembrance last forever
- inserted by his brother “Dad” and his sister-in-law Frances.


* John Lothian is also commemorated on the Memorial Plaque of the former Alyth South U.F. Church
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