Other names: Edgar Ernest
Locations in this story: Cann, Shaftesbury, DorsetEnmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Story: Edgar Ernest Tucker was born in Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 9 Oct 1895 the son of Sidney Robert Tucker and Anna Tucker (nee Hillier). He lived all his life, apart from Military Service, in the Shaftesbury area. He enlisted and joined the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service Nos. 3688 & 201751). It is not known in which theatre of war he served but on his discharge on 5 Jun 1919 he was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. By the time of the 1939 Register he was still single and living at 25 Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset, working as a Cowman. He married Elsie Rose Lane in Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, on 19 Oct 1939 and they set up home at 3 Sally Kings Lane, Enmore Green. Edgar died in the Westminster Memorial Hospital, Shaftesbury, on 31 Jan 1956 and was buried at Enmore Green on 4 Feb 1956.