Laurence Everett RUTHERFORDAge: 37 years1903–1941
- Laurence Everett RUTHERFORD
Laurence was unfortunately raised by a doting mother - an only son andtherefore the only child his mother had to dote on. This coupled withthe fact that he was very young when Margery and he were marriedsuggest that he was not ready for fatherhoo d and the responsibliltiesof married life. After he and Margery separted, he went on to studyChiropractic medicine. (his mother went to this school too). Theyset up a practice in Listowel, Ontario and then later on Bloor Streetin Toronto. In th ose days chiropractors were not popular and peoplemistrusted them so Laurence went to Cleveland in the late 20s to workas an accountant for the New York Central Railway. When when warbroke out he returned to Canada to his parents in Galt and soon enlisted in the army. He was one of the first from that town toenlist. He served in the army in England as an ambulance driver anddispensing medicine etc. While on leave in London the barracks wereattacked by the enemy and bombed during the nig ht. Laurence waskilled in this attack. Lawrence Everett Rutherford - Private A/27144 - 11 field Ambulance,Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps - died on Thursday, 17th April,1941. He is buried at Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey, UnitedKingdom. - 30. E. 3. There is an inscription o n the family monumentin Mount View Cemetery, Galt, Ontario, Canada which shows him therewith his parents John and Edith. He was however, buried in the UK.
(Commonwealth War Graves Commission - website) Force: Army Regiment: Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps Unit: 11 Field Ambulance Service # A/27144 Rank: Private