6th Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
10/10/1918 (Died of Wounds)
John Carruth was son of Mr. E. Carruth, The Haven, Mallusk. He obtained his commission as an officer in September 1915 and was gazetted to the 6th Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers on 15th October 1915. He served at the Battle of the Somme and was invalided home with trench fever. After his return to health, he was attached to the 1st Royal Irish Rifles on 13th August 1916. He acted as a bombing officer at the Curragh camp until November 1917 when he was posted to Palestine to join his regiment. On the night of 7th October 1918, the Battalion was attacked by a bombardment of shell fire and he was badly wounded and taken to No.50 Casualty Clearing Station and died of his wounds there on 10th October 1918.