Private John Rutherford

Private John Telfer Rutherford, 16th Battalion ( Canadian Scottish ), Canadian Infantry. He was killed in action in France on 1st October 1918 during the ” Advance to Victory ” aged 30. He was the son of Mrs Catherine Rutherford of 1 Doncaster Street, Newcastleton and is buried in Sancourt British Cemetery, nr. Cambrai, Nord, France. He had emigrated to Canada and was working as a sheep herder at Lethbridge, Alberta when he enlisted in February 1916. He had already been wounded in April 1917 and had eventually re joined his Battalion in France in March 1918. He fell in the capture of Sancourt by the Canadian Corps. The photographs and illustration show Allied troops pressing against the retreating German Army during the final 100 days of the War.

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