Other names: Sidney Wilfred
Locations in this story: Shaftesbury, DorsetIndiaWolverhampton, Staffordshire
Story: Sidney Wilfred Tucker was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 12 Feb 1894 and baptised at St. James Church on 11 Mar 1894 the son of Gideon Tucker and Mary Elizabeth Tucker (nee Foot). He lived with his parents at 25 St. James Street, Shaftesbury, throughout his early life and trained as a Tailor. He had enlisted with the 2/4th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment on 28 Feb 1911 as a Territorial (Reserve) Soldier (Service No. 1363) and attended annual training camps. He was embodied on 4 Aug 1914 and joined his regiment in India until 23 May 1916 when he was discharged having completed the terms of his engagement. He then resided back at 25 St. James Street, Shaftesbury. On 1 Aug 1916 he re-enlisted with the 4th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 4562). He was again posted to India being transferred to the 29th Reserve Battalion (Service No. 202490). He was eventually discharged on 3 Jan 1920 and went to live at 6 Layton Lane, Shaftesbury. He was awarded the British War Medal only but later applied for the Territorial Force War Medal in 1926 but the result of this application is not known. He married Florence A. Thompson in Shaftesbury in 1930 and they appear to have had one child. By the 1939 Register he had moved to 178 Oxley Wood Road, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, where he is described as a Tailor (Journeyman). He died in Wolverhampton in 1977.