Herbert Stuart Cleghorn

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no: N/A
  • Rank: Captain
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Flying Corps
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Aircraft Depot & Royal Engineers
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 26
  • Date of Death: 02.09.1917
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: IV.D.61.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 1891
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: Clifton, Alyth
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Margaret Cleghorn, Clifton, Alyth

  • Father:

    John Cleghorn, Clifton, Alyth

  • Siblings:

    Margaret, William, Ruth, Eva, John, Alfred, Beatrice, Christian & John

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Herbert Stuart Cleghorn

Herbert was the Brother of Second Lieutenant Allan James Cleghorn 11th Battalion Gordon Highlanders who died from wounds 07.09.1916 and Engineer Lieutenant Commander H.M.S. Mary Rose, who was killed in action 17.10.1917.

Herbert was killed in an enemy air raid on St. Omer.

London Gazette Dated 13 October 1914 Royal Army Medical Corps 3rd Highland Field Ambulance; ……Herbert Stuart Cleghorn to be Quarter Master witht he honorary rank of Lieutenant. Dated 24th September 1914

VICTORY MEDAL. (Secondary regiment) ROYAL ENGINEERS, CAPTAIN 337C Regiment/Service Royal Flying Corps Unit text: 1st Aircraft Depot In Memory of Captain HERBERT STUART CLEGHORN

1st Aircraft Depot, Royal Flying Corps and, Royal Engineers who died age 26, killed in action on 02 September 1917 Son of John and Margaret Cleghorn, of Clifton, Alyth, Perthshire. Remembered with honour LONGUENESSE (ST. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY


On Alyth Memorial ALYTH GUARDIAN 7th September 1917 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.

Information supplied by Gary Thomson

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