Other names: George Farley
Locations in this story: Shaftesbury, DorsetCann, Shaftesbury, DorsetFrance & FlandersSt. James, Shaftesbury
Story: George Farley Tucker was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 3rd July 1890 and baptised at St. James' Church on 3rd August 1890, the son of Gideon Tucker and Mary Elizabeth Tucker (née Foot). He grew up in the family home at 25 St. James Street in Shaftesbury. He married Mabel Ethel Annie Brickell at St. Rumbold's Church, Cann, Shaftesbury, on 23rd September 1916. He had enlisted with the Territorial Force of the Somerset Light Infantry as a Private (later Corporal) (Service No. 33038). He served in France and Flanders and whilst there was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal. After his discharge on 10 May 1919 he was also awarded the Victory and British War medals as well as the Territorial Force War Medal. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 31 Coppice Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset, and was described as a Motor Painter; his 1931 Kelly's Directory entry called him a coach and body builder and painter. He died in Shaftesbury on 22nd December 1967 and was buried at St. Rumbold's Church, Cann, Shaftesbury, on 27th December 1967. Three of George's brothers served in the war: Sidney Wilfred (b.1894) with the Dorsetshire Regiment, Victor Douglas (b.1888) with the Machine Gun Corps and Howard (b. 1886) with the Army Service Corps.