Other names: Frederick Charles
Locations in this story: Donhead St. Andrew, WiltshireCann Lodge, Cann, Shaftesbury, DorsetFrance & FlandersStaines, MiddlesexSingapore
Story: Frederick Charles Blucke was born in Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire, on 10th August 1897 and baptised there on 2nd September 1897, the son of Dr. Harry Frederick Stokes Blucke and Elizabeth Harriet Blucke (née Collins). Frederick's father was the local Doctor and they lived at Donhead St. Andrew until, by 1911, they had moved to Cann Lodge, Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset. He received some of his education at Shaftesbury Grammar School. Frederick had enlisted with the Royal Garrison Artillery as a Gunner (Service No. 157936). He served in France & Flanders from apr to Nov 1918. He had been promoted to Lieutenant on 24 Nov 1916 and the Service No. dropped from his record. Following discharge he was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He was married at sometime, possibly not in the UK, to Antoinette. L. Blucke (maiden name not known). By the 1939 Register he was living at 27A Brightside Avenue, Staines, Middlesex, and was described as a Cleaner Sales Supervisor. He served for a time in WW2 as a Lieutenant with the Royal Army Ordnance Corps (Service No. 116906). His death was recorded in Singapore on 31st October 1951. His brother, William Alexander Stewart Blucke also served in the war, with the Dorsetshire Regiment and the Royal Air Force.