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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Ryde -
- St John's Church -
- James Ernest Tuckwell Memorial -

Location

In St John's Church, High Park Road, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33.
 
See map on www.streetmap.co.uk
 
IWM War Memorials Archive Record

Link : War Memorials Archive Reference 40825
 
Historic England Listing Status

St John's Church is Listed Grade II. Since the Memorial forms part of the Church fabric, it is assumed to be covered by the Listing.
 
Description

A brass plaque to the memory of James Ernest Tuckwell, L/Cpl, 1/8th Bn Hampshire Regiment, (Isle of Wight Rifles). It was given by Miss Clifford of Westfield, Spencer Road, Ryde, and dedicated on Sunday, 30 June, 1918.

Memorial

Ryde St John's Church James Ernest Tuckwell memorial
 
Inscription


IN LOVING MEMORY OF
LANCE CORPORAL
JAMES ERNEST TUCKWELL
1ST HANTS REGIMENT
WOUNDED ON THE 19TH APRIL 1917
AT GAZA
DIED MAY 5TH AGED 22
HIS LAST WORDS "OH JESUS COME TO ME"
REST IN PEACE


Further Information :

Son of Ernest Tuckwell and Elizabeth Tuckwell (née Taylor), of Grome Cottage, Marlborough Rd., Elmfield, Ryde, Isle of Wight.

Born : 1895 Ryde.

Census information :

1901 : Ernest and Elizabeth Tuckwell, with their children including James aged 6, are at Grome Cottage, Marlborough Road, Ryde. Ernest Tuckwell is a Gardener.

1911 : Ernest and Elizabeth Tuckwell, with their children including James aged 16, are at Grome Cottage, Marlborough Road, Ryde. Ernest Tuckwell is a Gardener (domestic); James Tuckwell is an Under gardener (domestic).

Service details :

Lance Corporal 330144 James Ernest Tuckwell, 1/8th Bn., Hampshire Regiment (Isle of Wight Rifles).

Casualty details :

Died : 5 May 1917 aged 22.

Buried at : Port Said War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.

CWGC record ...

Commmemorated on these Memorials :

Carisbrooke Castle Isle of Wight Rifles Memorial Panel 03
Newport Drill Hall Isle of Wight Rifles War Memorial
Ryde Borough War Memorial WW I

There is also an Additional inscription on his brother's headstone at Ryde (Oakfield) St John's Cemetery [RSHG]

Documents and Newspaper cuttings :


Isle of Wight Times, 4 July 1918

Acknowledgments :
 
Ann Barrett for the newspaper cutting

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Page last updated : 25 August 2014 (added link to additional inscription)


 
 

 
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