Born: 1878, Ipswich.

Died on or since death presumed: 9th August 1916; age 38; KiA.

Enlistment Location: St. Helen’s, Lancaster, Lancastershire.

Rank: Sapper; Service Number: 426456

Regiment: Royal Engineers, 2nd/1st West Lancaster Field Coy.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:

Pier & Face 8A & 8D,

Thiepval Memorial,






1881   Windsor Cottages, Bramford Lane, Ipswich.


John was 2 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Alfred Benjamin Tuck, 35, a Shoemaker – Finisher, born Holt, Norfolk.

Mary Ann Tuck (nee Cawthine), 27, a Showmaker – Closer, born Norwich, Norfolk.

Frederick Henry Tuck, 8, born Ipswich.

Marion Tuck, 7, born Ipswich.

Louisa Tuck, 4, born Ipswich.

Ann Skiffins Tuck, 7 months, born Ipswich.


1891   66, Bramford Road, Ipswich.


John was 12 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Alfred, 46, a Shoe – Finisher.

Mary, 37, a Shoe – Upper Closer.

Frederick, 18, a Shoe – Finisher.

Ann, 10.

Elizabeth Tuck, 6, born Ipswich.

Caroline Jane Tuck, 4, born Ipswich.

Nelly Tuck, 2, born Ipswich.


1901   Lowestoft, Suffolk.


John was 22 years old, a Boot re-pairer – at home. He was married and Head of the Household.

Ethel, 23.

Ethel, 6 months.


On the 1911 census John has left the family home. His family are living at 9, Cumberland Place, Beach, Lowestoft.

Ethel, 32, a deserted woman.

Harold, 7.

Vernil, 3.

and Ethel’s mother Jemima Copeman, 66, a widow, born Lowestoft.


On the 25th December 1899, Lowestoft, Suffolk, John married Ethel Maud Copeman, born 1887, Lowestoft. They had 4 children:

Ethel Beatrice L. Tuck, born 1900, Lowestoft.

Ivy Jemima Tuck, born 1902 – 1902 Lowestoft.

Harold Tuck, born 1904, Lowestoft.

Vernil Tuck, born 1907, Lowestoft.


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