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Carruthers George Robert




Born Blackwood Victoria the son of George Blake and Alice Eliza Carruthers (nee Strangman) a miner he enlisted Claremont Tasmania and embarked Melbourne 6th December 1916 on board “HMAT Orsova” with the 40th Infantry Battalion.


He was killed in action 28th March 1918 in France and is commemorated in the Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L'Abbe, Peronne, France


Private George Carruthers has been killed in action in France the date given by the Defence Department being the 27th March.  The deceased who had been over two years at the front enlisted in Tasmania.  The late soldier’s mother resides in the Bacchus Marsh District.

The Ballarat Courier 24th April 1918




                 Photo Courtesy Jim Rouse




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