Captain Edward Paterson Rutherford

Biography of Captain Edward Paterson Rutherford

Edward Paterson Rutherford was born in Tharsis, Southern Spain, son of William Rutherford, a manager for the Tharsis Sulphur & Copper Company. Edward attended Glasgow Academy before enrolling at the University in 1907.

Edward attended classes in Chemistry, Electrical Engineering and Geology, winning a first class certificate in his Mining class, and a second class certificate in Geography. Edward Paterson Rutherford graduated BSc from the University in 1912.

During the First World War, Rutherford joined the 5th Highland Light Infantry of the British Army, reaching the rank of Captain. Unfortunately, Captain Rutherford resigned on account of illness and subsequently died of illness contracted on home service at Landour, Largs, Ayrshire on the 17th December 1915.


Captain Edward Paterson Rutherford
Rank: Captain
Regiment: 5th Bn. Highland Light Infantry
Degree: BSc
Awards: N/A
Comments: Died 17th December 1915
Note/Press Clipping: N/A
Photo ID: Ch 4/4/2/2/251

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