George Maclellan Carruthers

RankSecond Lieutenant
MedalsBritish War Medal, Victory Medal
RegimentLancashire Fusiliers, 11th Battalion
Military Service

Carruthers was gazetted a temporary Second Lieutenant on 26th April 1917 and undertook his initial training with the 3rd Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers at Withernsea. He was posted to France on 21st June 1917 and reached 11th Battalion on 28th June.
6 weeks later in the Battle of Pilkem (Third Ypres) he went into action commanding No 2 Platoon ‘A’ Company. At 5am, 25 minutes after the attack started, Carruthers and his platoon captured some houses and secured 2 machine guns and 60 prisoners. He does not feature again in the battalion war diary until the day’s losses are recorded and he is noted as the only officer killed that day.


1891, Rutherglen

Death10th August 1917
Circumstances of Death

Killed in action

MemorialYpres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Panel 33.
CWGC Information

Son of Jessie Carruthers, of “Olinda,” of 7, Mitchell Drive, High Crosshill, Rutherglen, Glasgow, and the late William Carruthers. F.I.C.


William Carruthers (c1851-1916) & Jessie W Maclellan (c1860-1930)

Father's Occupation

Manufacturer/dealer in dentist material


William (c1887-), James S (c1889-), John L (c1896-)




Royal Technical College, Glasgow c1911
Fellow of the Institute of Chemistry


Worked for BF Goodrich Rubber Co., Akron, Ohio, USA then chief chemist at the Dunlop Tire and Rubber Goods Co., Toronto, Canada

1891 Census

Olinda, High Crosshill, Rutherglen

1901 Census

Olinda Villa, Rutherglen

1911 Census

Olinda, 7 Mitchell Drive, High Crosshill, Rutherglen

Home Address

Olinda, 7 Mitchell Drive, High Crosshill, Rutherglen

Glasgow NecropolisCompartment Petra Lair 644
Other Memorials

Scottish National War Memorial
Royal Technical College Roll of Honour

Acknowledgements and Sources

Much of the information on which this profile is based is drawn from various internet sources which are listed below.  The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis also wish to make full acknowledgement and thanks for the permitted use of any information or images generously supplied specifically for exhibition, publication or display in connection with The Roll of Honour and accompanying profiles to Ancestry, and Find my past.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Family Search

Scotlands People

The Long, Long Trail

The Scottish War Memorials Project

11th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers, War Diary September 1915 – August 1918. (TNA WO 95/2246)




Compiled by Morag Fyfe, Historical and Genealogical Researcher for The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis.

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