Albert James Tucker

Surname: Tucker
Other names: Albert James
Other people in this story:
Sidney William Tucker
Rosanna Tucker née Davidge
Locations in this story:
Stour Row, Shaftesbury, Dorset
France & Flanders
Salisbury, Wiltshire
High Duncliffe Farm, Stour Row
Stour Provost, Dorset

Albert James Tucker was born at Stour Row, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 1st March 1897 and baptised at Stour Provost, Dorset, 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 also served for period in Ireland until he was discharged on 11th October 1919 and was awarded the Victory and British War medals.   The 1921 Census and the 1939 Register show him living at The Stores, 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.


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