No. 10113, 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Died in service on Friday 14 May 1915 (aged 22)
Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey (Special Memorial A 50)
Mountpottinger Presbyterian Church Belfast
Journey of Remembering Belfast Book of Honour
In some records his surname is spelt Crothers and in others Carrothers.
In the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Debt of Honour website it is recorded that Private Josiah Carruthers (No. 10113) was a son of William and Alice Carruthers of 41 Crosbie Street, Bangor.
Josiah Carruthers was born on 5 February 1893 at 28 Solway Street, Belfast and he was a son of William and Alice Carruthers (nee Beattie, sometimes Beatty) who were married around 1878/1879. Alice Beattie was a daughter of Agnes Jane Beattie.
Josiah Carruthers was a grandson of Andrew Carruthers.
The Carruthers family lived in Cumberland; in Fisher’s Hill, Bangor; in Belfast (Foundry Street, Solway Street, Lovett Street, Wyndford Street and Glenbrook Avenue) and again in Bangor at 41 Crosby Street.
William Carruthers was born in South Shields, he worked as a riveter and as a boilermaker and he and Alice had thirteen children including:
Elizabeth (born around 1878/1879 in Cumberland)
Andrew (born 24 November 1881 in Fisher’s Hill, Bangor)
Ann (Anna, born 13 April 1883 in Union Street, Bangor)
Robert Stewart (born 9 March 1885 in Fisher’s Hill, Bangor)
Lydia (born 24 March 1887 at 22 Foundry Street, Belfast)
Samuel (born around 1889/1890)
Josiah (born 5 February 1893 at 28 Solway Street, Belfast)
Matthew (born 25 February 1897 at 6 Solway Street, Belfast)
James Dickson (born 26 February 1902 at 3 Lovett Street, Belfast)
Josiah Carruthers worked as an apprentice boilermaker before he enlisted.
Private Josiah Carruthers (No. 10113) served with the 1st Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in 87th Brigade of the 29th Division and he died at Gallipoli on 14 May 1915.
Private Josiah Carruthers (No. 10113) was known to be buried in Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery, Gallipoli and there is an inscription on his CWGC memorial:
THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD
Private Josiah Carruthers (No. 10113) is commemorated in Mountpottinger Presbyterian Church Belfast and in the Journey of Remembering Belfast Book of Honour.