1 thought on “94581 Pte John Joseph Carruthers – update

  1. Robert Price

    There is an entry on theygavetheirtoday.com which states that prior to his service in the
    Sherwood Foresters he was in the Kings Own Scottish Borderers. I live in Dumfriesshire and Carruthers is a common local name.

    John Joseph Carruthers
    Private, 1st/6th Battalion, The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment), 139 Brigade, 46th Division. Army no. 94581. He had also served as Private, Army no. 33444 with the Kings Own Scottish Borderers.
    He died from his wounds on Monday 15 April 1918 in a Casualty Clearing Station. He was 19.
    He was the son of Joseph and Ellen Carruthers, Hovingham.
    He is buried in Chocques Military Cemetery, near Bethune on the Somme. His headstone is inscribed In God’s Merciful Keeping.


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