Other names: Ernest
Locations in this story: East Stour, DorsetMotcombe, Shaftesbury, DorsetSouth Wimbledon, SurreyOkeford Fitzpaine, DorsetSturminster, Dorset
Story: Ernest Tucker was born in East Stour, Dorset, on 30 Jun 1892 the son of Albert Tucker and Eva Tucker (nee Burden). He lived most of his early life in Motcombe Street, Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset. He enlisted and joined the 2/4th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 201301). He later transferred to the 1/6th Battalion of the Essex Regiment (Service No. 277587). It is not known in which theatre of war he served but on his discharge was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. He married Rose Ellen Davies at Holy Trinity and St. Peter's Church, South Wimbledon, Surrey on 2 Aug 1920. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 74 The Cross, Okeford Fitzpaine, Dorset, working as a Shepherd. His death was recorded at the Sturminster, Dorset, Registry on 5 Apr 1971 and he was buried at Okeford Fitzpaine on 10 Apr 1971.