Sergeant John Cleghorn

Sergeant John Cleghorn, 8th ( Service ) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. He was killed in action in Belgium on 16th August 1917, aged 24, during the Battle of Third Ypres. He was the husband of Margaret Shaw ( formerly Cleghorn ) and is commemorated on the Tyne cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Flanders, Belgium. He had been wounded previously at the Second Battle of Ypres. He was a Regular soldier and had served 6 years with the colours in India and later at Gallipoli. He had already been wounded in France in 1915. Prior to joining the Army he had been employed as a carter with Messrs Gray, builders of Berwick. The photos show troops during the early stages of the Battle.

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