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, 422nd West Lancaster Field Coy.
Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.
Pier & Face 8A & 8D,
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 Shoemaker – 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.
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, 6 months.
On the 1911 census John had left the family home. His family were living at 9, Cumberland Place, Beach, Lowestoft.
Ethel, 32, a deserted woman.
and Ethel’s mother Jemima Copeman, 66, a widow, born Lowestoft.
On Christmas Day 1899, at St. John’s Church, Lowestoft, Suffolk, 21 year old, John, a Shoemaker of 5, St. Peter’s Street, Lowestoft, married 21 year old Ethel Maud Copeman, of 110, Bevan Street, Lowestoft, born March 1878, Lowestoft – daughter of Jemima Smithboon Copeman (nee Gallant) & William Edmund Copeman, a Dealer.
They had 5 children:
Ethel Beatrice Louisa Tuck, born October 1900, 5, St. Peter’s Street, Lowestoft.
Ivy Jemima Tuck, born 1902 – 1902 Lowestoft.
Harold Alfred John Tuck, born April 1903, Lowestoft.
1 other child, born premature in 1906.
Vernil Tuck, born May 1907, Lowestoft.
Soldiers’ Effects to Ethel M. Tuck – widow, and Ethel B.L. Tuck – daughter.