Hubert Henry Tuck

Feb 19, 1889

Born in Dersingham, North Depth, Norfolk, England to Frederick J. and Julia Tuck


Mar 22, 1915

Attested into the 21st Battalion CEF in Lindsay, Ontario

Ø  Number 60002 (temporary number 1338)

Ø  Next of kin given as Julia Tuck, mother, Dersingham, Norfolk, England

Ø  Previous occupation given as Salesman

Ø  No previous military experience given

Ø  Religion given as Methodist

Ø  Assigned to the Depot Company

The battalion trained in the Kingston area through the winter with headquarters in the Kingston Armouries


May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama in Montreal, Quebec



May 15, 1915

Disembarked in Devonport, England and the battalion proceeded to the West Sandling Camp, near Hythe, Kent to continue training


May 18, 1915

Transferred to “C” Company


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St. Seiriol in Folkestone


Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked in Boulogne, France and the battalion proceeded to St. Omer


Oct 18, 1915

Admitted to No. 5 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) with a diagnosis that reads Influenza


Oct 23, 1915

Discharged to duty from the field ambulance


Feb 27, 1916

Admitted to the No. 5 Canadian Field Ambulance with a cut left thumb.  He was discharged to duty the same day


May 1, 1916

Admitted to the No. 5 Canadian Field Ambulance with a diagnosis that reads Defective Vision.  He was transferred the same day to the Divisional Rest Station at No. 4 Canadian Field Ambulance


May 4, 1916

Discharged to duty from the rest station


Sep 15, 1916

The 21st Battalion was assigned the objective of capturing the strongly defended sugar factory south of Courcelette, France.  The attack was the first time the allies used the new tanks in combat and the losses were severe and Private Tuck was seriously wounded and taken to a field ambulance for first aid before being transferred to the No. 44 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) for further treatment


Sep 16, 1916

Private Hubert Henry Tuck died of his wounds at the casualty clearing station and was buried in the nearby Puchevillers British Cemetery, Puchevillers, France.


Following the war, the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal, Plaque (Dead Man’s Penny) and Scroll were sent to his father, Frederick James Tuck, Dersingham, Norfolk, England

The Memorial Cross was sent to his mother, Mrs. Julia Tuck, at the same address



Above, Hubert Tuck is honoured on the Dersingham War Memorial,
Norfolk, England as well as on a memorial (below) in the
Dersingham Methodist Church


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