George Maclellan Carruthers

Second Lieutenant
British War Medal, Victory Medal
Lancashire Fusiliers, 11th Battalion
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
Killed in action
MemorialYpres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Panel 33.
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)
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
Olinda, High Crosshill, Rutherglen
Olinda Villa, Rutherglen
Olinda, 7 Mitchell Drive, High Crosshill, Rutherglen
Olinda, 7 Mitchell Drive, High Crosshill, Rutherglen
Glasgow NecropolisCompartment Petra Lair 644
Scottish National War Memorial Royal Technical College Roll of Honour
Acknowledgements and SourcesMuch 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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