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   Lieutenant John Carruth
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 6th Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 04/04/1886
Died: 10/10/1918 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 32
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Tincourt New British Cemetery
  Tincourt, Somme, 4
Grave Ref: Grave 8-B-13
CWGC Casualty 255254
Tincourt is a village about 7 kilometres east of Peronne and Tincourt New British Cemetery is on the west side of the village, just off the D199.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Queens University Belfast
2 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 285
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Caruth family 1901 Census lists John, as aged 14 at house 1 in Molusk Grange of, Ballysillon, Antrim
2 1911 Census lists Caruth family 1911 Census does not list John at house 60 in Molusk, Grange of Ballysillan, Antrim
3 1911 Census lists McVicker family In-laws of Lieutenant John Carruth
4 1911 Census lists V M L McVicar Lists John's future wife living at house 3 in Clarendon Street, Londonderry
5 Photo of Lieutenant John Carruth's grave
6 Hyde Park (Mallusk) Presbyterians in the Great War Photo and memorial and family details
7 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
8 Queen’s University War Memorial 'Curruth, John, Lieutenant, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, attached Royal Irish Rifles'
9 Queens Univ. Book of Remembrance 1952 Page 13. Faculty of Medicine 1913-1916
10 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Lieutenant John Carruth's grave can be purchased here
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