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75752   Gunner Thomas Rutherford
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 26/11/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 112th Battery, Royal Field Artillery (British Army)
Died: 30/09/1914 (Killed in Action)
Age: 18
Thomas Rutherford was the son of Thomas and Jane Rutherford. Thomas was born in Caledon about 1896. Gunner Thomas Rutherford was serving with the 24th Brigade, 112th Battery of the Royal Field Artillery when he died on Wednesday 30th September 1914. He was 18 years old. Gunner Rutherford is buried in Vailly British Cemetery in the Department of Aisne in France. The village of Vailly-sur-Aisne was the point at which the 3rd Division crossed the river Aisne on 13 and 14 September 1914 during the Allied advance from the Marne.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Vailly British Cemetery
  Vailly-sur-Aisne, Aisne, 4
Grave Ref: Grave III-A-45
CWGC Casualty 2056627
Vailly-sur-Aisne is a small town within the Department of the Aisne, on the north bank of the Aisne River. It is 13 kilometres east of Soissons and 18 kilometres south of Laon. Leaving from "Centre Ville" in Soissons, take the first right hand turning, following the sign "Toute Directions", which is then followed by a left turn, signposted "Laon". Follow the river and cross over at the first bridge, still following the road signs for Laon. At the next road junction continue straight over, again following the signs for "Laon". After a total of 3 kilometres turn right at the signpost indicating the direction of Vailly-sur-Aisne, which will be on the D925 road. Stay on this road for the remainder of the journey. The Cemetery is adjacent to the road on the left side shortly after entering the town.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Dungannon War Memorial - WWI - Panel 2 Dungannon
References and Links
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1 Photo of Gunner Thomas Rutherford's headstone
2 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Thomas Rutherford
3 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
4 Presbyterian ROH Minterburn Thomas Rutherford, Dyan, killed in action
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Thomas Rutherford's headstone can be purchased here.
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