Private John Rutherford

Private John Rutherford, 15th ( Service ) Battalion, Royal Scots. He was killed in action in France on 31st May 1917 aged 37. He had been born in Cockburnspath and was the son of Peter and Isabella Rutherford of Red Row, Cockburnspath and the husband of Mary Ellen Rutherford of 22 The Square, Kelso and is buried in Mindel Trench British Cemetery, St Laurent-Blangy, Gavrelle, France. His headstone is inscribed ” Greater Love Hath No Man Than This” Before enlisting in February 1915 he had been employed as a tailor in Kelso. He was posted to the 2nd Royal Scots in France in June 1915 where he was wounded in March 1916. After recovery he was posted to the 15th Battalion.

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