John CARRUTHERS
Rank: Private
Number: 1436
Unit: 4 Company, 1/6th Battalion CHESHIRE REGIMENT
Date of Death: 24 December 1914
Age: 18
Cemetery: Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, Belgium

Jack was the son of John & Margaret Carruthers and is believed to have been born in Reddish. He worshipped at Hanover Chapel. He had also attended the church's Sunday school and was the first one of 16 members who had joined up to be killed.

He had joined the Territorials before the War and was mobilised in August 1914. An account of the Battalion's early months is here.  

On Christmas Eve, 1914, Jack's Company was in the front line trenches at Wulverghem, near Ypres (now Ieper). He was almost certainly killed by shellfire. If he was buried by his mates, the location of his grave was lost during the course of the war and he now has no known grave.

   
           
   
     
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