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Robert was the son of J. W. and Isabella Rutherford. He was educated at Seaton Delaval Council School, then between 1908 and 1911 at Armstrong College where he obtained a BSc. in June 1911. Robert was killed in action at the Somme on 15th September 1916 aged 27.
Robert is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial in the Somme, France.
Robert is also commemorated on a panel in Seaton Delaval First School, where he was a former pupil.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission. The War Graves Photographic Project. The University of Durham Roll of Service 1914 – 1919. Durham University Gazette, Vol II, 1912-1929. North East War Memorials Project. Armstrong College Calendars.
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