94581 John Joseph Carruthers died of wounds aged 19 at No 1 Casualty Clearing Station and buried in Chocques Military Cemetery.Son of Joseph and Ellen Carruthers of Hovingham in Malton Yorkshire. Native of Terrington.
Posted to the 3rd Battalion Sherwood Foresters on 7th September 1917 under Auth CRCC 100685/ 3.9.17. Arrived in France late 1917/early 1918 and posted to the 1/6th Sherwood Foresters.
I have John Joseph’s medals, badges and bereavement plaque. I got them in a junk shop in Darlington in the 1980’s. Presumably after any living relatives had died. I carry his medals in my pocket on remembrance days. His service number is fixed in my head almost as much as my own.
Hello Robert, that’s a great story and a very touching way to remember John. Would you email me a photo please so that I can add it to his page? many thanks Mike
Hi Mike, I’ve taken a couple of pics, but don’t see an email address t send them to.
Hi Bob, please could you send it to email@example.com and many thanks for doing this cheers Mike