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.

Formerly 7739.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Memorial 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 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.

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 had left the family home. His family were 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 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.


Royal Engineers






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