Monday 15 October 2012

Private Hugh Tucker

Born on 15 July 1882 in Tiverton, Devon, England – son of John and Jane Tucker, Chichester, Sussex, England – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 4.75 inches; chest of 38.5 inches fully expanded; weight of 148 pounds; medium complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Barriefield, Ontario, on 28 May 1915 (number 410646) – served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda – landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 – wounded on 18 or 21 November 1916 – invalided to England on 23 November 1916 – rejoined the 38th Battalion on 22 April 1917 – wounded on 17 August 1917 – rejoined the 38th Battalion on 17 August 1917 – killed in action on 24 April 1918 – buried in La Targette British Cemetery (grave I.J.26), France.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, “Debt of Honour” register,

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