Private James Cleghorn

Private James Kelly Cleghorn, 9th (Service) Battalion, Black Watch. He died from wounds in France, aged 34, on the 20th May 1916 and is buried in Bethune Town Cemetery, France. He had been born in Melrose and was the son of Alexander and Mary Cleghorn of Galapark Road, Galashiels and the husband of Mary Cleghorn of Fettercairn, Kincardineshire. He had enlisted in Galashiels in June 1915 and had joined his Battalion in France in October 1915. His Headstone is inscribed ” Peacefully He Slumbers Beneath The Green Sod Until Called To Arise By His Saviour & God”. The month of May cost the Battalion, 3 Officers and 16 Other Ranks killed and 1 Officer and 56 Other Ranks wounded.

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