Remembering the Fallen: on this day in 1914, Second Lieutenant Alan Robert Lloyd Tucker, attached to 2nd Battalion, the Royal Warwickshire Regiment, was killed in action at Fleurbaix in France.
The only son of Colonel Robert Tucker of the Devonshire Regiment, a solicitor in civilian life, he was educated at Ashburton Grammar School in Devon and Sherborne College in Dorset, and went on to the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst. On the 8th of August in 1914 he was gazetted as a second lieutenant in the Indian Army on the unattached list with a view to an appointment in that army, and was shortly afterwards transferred to the Royal Warwickshire Regiment.
Second Lieutenant Tucker went to France at the end of November in 1914, when reinforcements were sent after the losses of the First Battle of Ypres. It was during a night attack on the German trenches near Fleurbaix that he lost his life. He has no known grave and is remembered on the memorial at Ploegsteert as well as the Ashburton war memorial and in the Sherborne College book of remembrance.
Alan, from Ashburton in Devon, was 20 years old.