9th Bn Durham Light Infantry

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  1. Tucks1986

    Tucks1986 Member

    Hi guys I'm Steve just joined here,I'm researching my grandfathers uncle who was in the 2nd wave to land on d day in the Durham light infantry he was a bren gunner who was wounded on October 4th and died October 5th just wandering where I can find info thanx guys
     
  2. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Welcome
    A good start is his service records Get a copy of military service records - GOV.UK

    PrivateTUCKER, ALBERT ADOLPHUS
    Service Number 14619984

    Died 05/10/1944

    Aged 34

    9th Bn.
    Durham Light Infantry

    Son of William Samuel and Emma Jane Tucker, of St. Austell, Cornwall.


    INSCRIPTION
    AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING WE WILL REMEMBER HIM
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    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/13806160/albert-adolphus-tucker#view-photo=71837848

    Also members on here can get a copy of the relevant war diary for a reasonable fee




    Regads
    Clive
     
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  3. Tucks1986

    Tucks1986 Member

    Thankyou for your help got that info just wandered if I could get any more thankyou so much
     
  4. Owen

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  5. Tucks1986

    Tucks1986 Member

    Hi no I haunt how would I get that ? Thankyou
     
  6. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Ask Andy - Drew5233 or Lee- - PsyWar.Org .
    I've also messaged a couple of members with an interest in the DLI about this thread.
    I hope they can help you out too.
     
  7. Tucks1986

    Tucks1986 Member

    Thankyou very much really appreciate it
     
  8. Steve Mac

    Steve Mac Very Senior Member

    Welcome to the forum, Steve.

    You will find an excellent thread on the action in which Pte. Albert Tucker was wounded on 4 October 1944 here: NIJMEGEN BRIDGEHEAD: II.SS Pz Corps' counterattack in October 1944 - but particularly at posts 39 to 43, which deal specifically with the 9th Bn Durham Light Infantry.

    Pte Tucker is also mentioned in the Roll of Honour in the battalion history, The Gateshead Gurkhas (Harry Moses).

    NB. I will ask Pieter (stolpi), who created the 'Nijmegen Bridgehead' thread, if he can amend his narrative to include the fact that Pte. Albert Tucker was a casualty of this action and died of wounds the following day.

    Best,

    Steve.
     
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  9. Tucks1986

    Tucks1986 Member

    I'm very impressed and appreciative thankyou so much to all that have helped quite proud he made it that far to be honest as hundreds didn't thankyou once again
     
  10. Tucks1986

    Tucks1986 Member

    Do you have a link to the roll of honour?
     
  11. Steve Mac

    Steve Mac Very Senior Member

    No, Steve. It's in a book. However, I will take the book into work later, scan the RoH and post it up here ASAP. Do you require the whole RoH or just the page with Albert's name on it?

    Best,

    Steve.
     
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  13. harkness

    harkness Well-Known Member

    Tucker.jpg
     
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  14. Tucks1986

    Tucks1986 Member

    Thankyou so much
     
  15. harkness

    harkness Well-Known Member

    1939 REGISTER TRANSCRIPTION
    Gover Valley, St Austell U.D., Cornwall
    NAME DOB OCCUPATION
    Emma J Tucker 14 Nov 1870 Unpaid Domestic Duties (widow)
    Albert Tucker 19 Nov 1909 Clerk (Clay Industry)
    Edward Letcher 11 Nov 1883 Engineer

    William Samuel Tucker had died the previous year.
     
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  16. Tucks1986

    Tucks1986 Member

    Where did you find that information to may I ask? Thanx
     
  17. harkness

    harkness Well-Known Member

    Find My Past. As a member of Lancashire Libraries I have free access to most of FMP, plus Ancestry.

    1911 Census - Gover Valley, Grove Rd, St Austell

    William Samuel Tucker 41
    Emma Jane Tucker 40
    William Archibald Tucker 18
    Kathleen Dorothy Tucker 16
    Jack Preston Tucker 14
    Gwendoline Voilet Tucker 12
    Lillian Doris Tucker 10
    Frederick George Tucker 7
    Albert Adolphus Tucker 1
     
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  18. Tucks1986

    Tucks1986 Member

    Brilliant what a great site this is what are those numbers next to the names?
     
  19. harkness

    harkness Well-Known Member

    Their ages at the time. William is described as 'Clay Worker'. Jack's occupation was 'learning farming'..
     
  20. harkness

    harkness Well-Known Member

    Tucker02.jpg
     
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