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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- Oliver Edwin Tucker -

Name :

Oliver Edwin Tucker.

Son of Sarah Frances (Fanny) Trew (formerly Tucker), of Thyra Villa, Yarboro' Rd., East Cowes, Isle of Wight and the late William G. Tucker.
Born 1897 Knowles Farm, Isle of Wight. His father was born in Niton and after living for some time in Bermondsey, London, the family had returned to the Isle of Wight by 1894.
Commemorated on these Memorials :

East Cowes War Memorial
County War Memorial, Carisbrooke Castle

Service details :

Pte 13357 Oliver Edwin Tucker, 2nd Bn Dorsetshire Regt.

CWGC Record ...

Date of Death :26 April 1916 aged 19
Where buried or commemorated :Basra War Cemetery (now in Iraq, formerly Mesopotamia)

Further Information

Census 1901 : Family at Mona, Adelaide Grove, East Cowes. His mother Frances is shown as a Widow.

Census 1911 : Family at Thyra, Yarborough Road, East Cowes. Frances Tucker has remarried, to William George Trew.


Saturday, May 18, 1916 Page 1
Killed in action etc.
TUCKER. - April 26, from dysentery, at the Persian Gulf, Oliver Edwin TUCKER, Dorsetshire Regiment, youngest son of Mrs. Trew and the late W.G. Tucker, of Thyra Villa, Yarborough-road, East Cowes.

News was received this week of the death, from dysentery, on the 26th ult., at the Persian Gulf, of Pte. Oliver Edwin Tucker, Dorsetshire Regiment, youngest son of Mrs. Trew and of the late Mr. G.W. Tucker, of Thyra Villa, Yarborough-road, East Cowes. The deceased, who was a very promising and finely built young fellow, was very well known. He was 19, joined Kitchener's Army early in the war, and his battalion took part in the severe fighting with Gen. Townshend, which was afterwards besieged at Kut-el-Amara. He was an old Whippingham School boy, a Baring prize winner, and captain of the school football team. He was employed at Messrs. Groves and Guttridge's before the war.


Saturday, April 28, 1917 Page 1
In Memoriam
In loving memory of Oliver Edwin Tucker, of East Cowes, who died in the Persian Gulf, April 26th, 1916, aged 19.
He marched away so bravely, his young head proudly held;
His footsteps never faltered, his courage never failed.
- From his loving mother, sisters, and brother.

His brother William George Tucker was seriously wounded at the Battle of Jutland, in 1916, and died in 1918.

His step-brother, Percy George Trew, (CWGC record), son of William George Trew, was also killed in the First World War.

Thanks to Janet Griffin for additional research
Page last updated : 20 September 2012


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