Other names: Albert James
Locations in this story: Stour Row, Shaftesbury, DorsetFrance & FlandersSalisbury, Wiltshire
Story: Albert James Tucker was born at Stour Row, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 1 Mar 1897 and baptised there on 20 Jun 1897 the son of Sidney William Tucker and Rosanna Tucker (nee Davidge). He lived most of his life around the Stour Row area and for number of early years at Higher Duncliffe Farm, Stour Row. He enlisted on 11 Feb 1916 but was not mobilized until 24 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 12 Oct 1918 which was followed by repatriation to the UK on 14 Oct 1918 for treatment and recovery. He was discharged on 11 Oct 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.