The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Carruthers
First Name:
Raymond Francis
Nick Name:
Bones
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX7325
Company:
'B' Company, Platoon 8.
Enlisted:
6.08.1940
DOB:
1.01.1920
Place of Birth:
Subiaco, Western Australia
Father's Name:
James Victor Carruthers
Mothers's Name:
Lucy Carruthers
Religion:
Roman Catholic
Pre-war Occupation:
Labourer
Memorial:
Kranji War Cemetery, Special Memorial 'C', Plot , Row E, Grave 11, Age 22.
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Place of Death:
On a slope about 300 yards from Mandai Road
Date of Death:
11.02.1942

General Description

 

With Platoon 8 under the command of MacKinnon, Ray was KIA on 11 February 1942 aged 22 years with three others. Sgt and second-in-command Richard Sandilands, Ronald Smith and Don Day were withdrawing from Mandai Road.

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Above Map showing where 27th Australian Brigade was located which ‘B’ Company, 8 Platoon was supporting.  You can see village of Mandai and Mandai Road extending eastwards.

 

Ray was the eldest of eight children born to James and Lucy Carruthers.

Below:  Ray Carruthers mother Lucy died November 1941.

 

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