John (Jack) CARRUTHERS MID

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CARRUTHERS, John

Service Number: 36911
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 5th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (5RAR)
Born: Mount Morgan, Queensland, 28 September 1938
Home Town: Mount Morgan, Rockhampton, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Soldier
Died: Died of wounds, South Vietnam, 24 February 1967, aged 28 years
Cemetery: Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Melbourne
Plot Wall 14 Row F
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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Vietnam War Service

10 May 1966: Involvement Australian Army (post WW2), Lieutenant, SN 36911, 5th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (5RAR)

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Biography

Birth: Sep. 28, 1938
Mount Morgan
Queensland, Australia
Death: Feb. 21, 1967, Vietnam

36911 Lieutenant John Carruthers, Age 28
5th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment
(Awarded Mentioned in Dispatches (MID)
A career officer who enlisted in April 1960.
On February 21, 1967 Lt. Carruthers was Platoon Commander 4 Platoon B Company, when his leading Armoured Personnel Carrier detonated a massive land mine. The carriers went into counter ambush positions and Lt Carruthers dismounted. A 'Jumping Jack' mine was tripped nearby critically wounding Lt. Carruthers and the OC of B Company Major McQualter.

Lt. Carruthers died of his wounds at 36th Evacuation Hospital Vung Tau on 24th February 24 1967.

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