Rutherford Joseph Pte 4459419

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Personnel Entry

Pte J Rutherford's CWGC headstone.
Pte J Rutherford's CWGC headstone.

Name Rutherford Joseph
Army number 4459419
Rank Pte
Date of birth Born 7/12/1917.
Age 22 at the time of his death.
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry, no exact Enlistment Date as yet, but his Regimental Number suggests late Summer or Autumn 1939. Posted ? 12th Battalion DLI. Transferred to the Black Watch 1/2/1940, and posted to 1st Tyneside Scottish. Served with the BEF in France. KILLED in ACTION 20/5/40 at Ficheux.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade Probably 1/9/1939 or shortly thereafter.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 20-May-40. Buried Memorial Plot 8, Row B, Grave 12, BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY, Ficheux. Headstone inscription reads - ETERNAL REST GIVE UNTO HIM, O LORD; AND LET PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON HIM. R.I.P.
Home address Son of James and Ellen Rutherford, lived at 7, Judson Place, Newcastle upon Tyne. Worked as an upholsterer in a factory. Husband of Rosemary Rutherford, Walker, Newcastle-on-Tyne. Marriage details not yet traced.
Source table 1TS