Henry Siviour Carruthers

Key Information

Name:Henry Siviour Carruthers
DoB: January 10 1897
Regt: Rifleman 470563 12th County of London
DoD:  April 6 1917
Academic Career: CGS 1909-1912 County Council Minor Scholar
Other: son of Joseph, 35, Rickergate , Boy Clerk, Savings Bank Dept.,
Biographical Information:

  • Henry Siviour Carruthers was the elder son of Joseph and Margaret Carruthers. Joseph was a grocer and Henry and his adopted brother, Ralph were brought up over the shop on Rickergate. Henry’s paternal ancestry was Cumbrian for generations, his grandfather and great-grandfather were both local blacksmiths at Irthington. His mother was Margaret Siviour from Mitcham, Surrey. Members of her family say that she was a nursery nurse prior to her marriage to Joseph, presumably that’s why she came to Carlisle, marrying Joseph on Sept 19 1895 at Stanwix.