John Carruthers, Sapper (782389) 1st Canadian Area Employment Company, Canadian Labour Corps died of illness on 16 April 1918 and is buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
He was born on 21 April 1873 in the village of Hardgate in Urr Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland. He was the son of Thomas and Jane (McNish) Carruthers of Dalbeattie, Kirkcudbrightshire. Farming at Caron, he enlisted on 8 April 1916 at Moose Jaw. He contracted a kidney disease (haematuria) and died in the No.4 General Hospital at Etaples, France.
He is remembered on the Dalbeattie War Memorial and on the family gravestone in Dalbeattie Cemetery.
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