This site commemorates the men and women of Collingham, Linton and Micklethwaite who served during World War 1.
Rutherfoord, Arthur Henry

Rank and Unit at End of World War One

Rank Lieutenant

Service Army


Regiment Native Rhodesian Regiment

Killed in Action: 23 July 1917

Buried Iringa, Tanzania

Other service during World War One
Information from Medal Index Cards (WO372), Medal Rolls (WO329), Service Records (WO363) and/or Pension Records (WO364) held by The National Archives.
Rank Number Unit
Sergeant 497 2 Rhodesian Regiment
Lieutenant 2 Rhodesian Regiment
Pre-war Occupation*/marital status**

Trade or Occupation pre-war: Civil servant - clerk
Marital status: Single

* Taken from attestation papers or 1911 census
** Marital status on enlistment or at start of war
Connection with Collingham, Linton or Micklethwaite and reason for inclusion on this web site
  • Named on war village memorials or Roll of Honour


Family background

Arthur Henry Rutherfoord was born in Portrush, Co Antrim in 1889 the 5th of 7 children of John Brownlee Rutherfoord and his wife Ellen (nee Allanson). His parents had been born in Ireland but Arthur's siblings were born as far apart as New South Wales in Australia, Ireland and Aldborough, Yorkshire. Arthur's father had served in the Boer War and had been awarded the DSO for services during operations in that war. John died in 1910 and at some point Arthur's mother, Ellen, moved to Alma House in Collingham.

Arthur and his brother Phillip first found employment as clerks in the Government Post Office Department, and in 1911 both were living at 24 West Street, London. However only a few months after the census was taken, Arthur sailed from Southampton on the 11th November 1911 on board the Garth Castle bound for Cape Town, South Africa as a member of the British South African Police (BSAP).

Service record

Arthur served during world war 1 in the fighting that took place in East Africa. He attested on the 27th Oct 1914 and served first as a sergeant in the 2nd Battalion Rhodesian Regiment from 9th March 1915 to 20th May 1916, and was then commissioned as a Lieutenant in the Rhodesian Native Regiment and served in this role from 19th July 1916 until his death on the 23rd July 1917.

Arthur was shot by a sniper during operations and was buried in Iringa Cemetery, Tanzania

Biography last updated 27 January 2020 17:50:27.


1911 Census. The National Archives. Class RG14 Piece 01178
First World War Medal Index Cards. The National Archives (WO372).
First World War Medal Index Rolls. The National Archives (WO329).
Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery and Burial Reports

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