Other names: Albert James
Locations in this story: Stour Row, Shaftesbury, DorsetFrance & FlandersSalisbury, WiltshireHigh Duncliffe Farm, Stour Row
Story: Albert James Tucker was born at Stour Row, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 1st March 1897 and baptised there on 20th June 1897, the son of Sidney William Tucker and Rosanna Tucker (née Davidge). He lived most of his life around the Stour Row area and for a number of early years at Higher Duncliffe Farm, Stour Row. He enlisted on 11th February 1916 but was not mobilized until 24th May 1918 as a Private in the 3rd Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 40983). He served in France and Flanders and whilst there received both shell and gunshot wounds. The latter occurred on 12th October 1918 and it was followed by repatriation to the UK on 14th October 1918 for treatment and recovery. He was discharged on 11th October 1919 and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. By the 1939 Register he is shown living at 'The Stoves', Stour Row, Shaftesbury, Dorset, and described as a shopkeeper. He remained single all his life and eventually died in 1966 in the Salisbury, Wiltshire, Registration District.