1901 Census

Clifton House, Alyth, Perthshire

John Cleghorn, head, 47, Jarn Merchant (jute), b. Dundee, Forfarshire

Margaret A Cleghorn, wife, 41, b. Alyth

Margaret Cleghorn, daughter, 21, b. Dundee

Elizabeth M Cleghorn, daughter, scholar, b. Dundee

Eva Cleghorn, daughter, 14, scholar, b. Dundee

John S Cleghorn, son, 12, scholar, b. Dundee

Ruth Cleghorn, daughter, 11, scholar, b. Dundee

Herbert S Cleghorn, son, 10, b. Dundee

Alfred M Cleghorn, son, 8, scholar, b. Dundee

Beatrice C S Cleghorn, daughter, 6, scholar, b. Alyth

Christian B M Cleghorn, daughter, 6, scholar, b. Alyth

Allan J Cleghorn, son, 5, b. Alyth


Confirmations & Inventories 1917

Cleghorn, Allan James, Clifton, Alyth 2nd Lieut., 1st Gordon Highlanders, was killed in action 7th September, 1916, in France, testate.  Confirmation granted at Perth, 5th March, to Margaret Howie Smith or Cleghorn, Clifton aforesaid.  Executrix nominated in Will and Deed, dated 28th April, 1916 and recorded in the Court Books of Commissariot of Perth, 17 February 1917.  Value of estate £180 14S 11D.


THE ALYTH GUARDIAN 15th September, 1916

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.