Last week Dr Tim Moreman from England contacted me about a Rifleman he was searching for information on. Here’s the information he provided:
54616 Rifleman Leonard Tucker, 4th Battalion, 3rd New Zealand Rifle Brigade, New Zealand Expeditionary Force (14th Sept. 1891 Wedmore, Somerset UK – 5th April 1918). Leonard emigrated to NZ c.1911 and volunteered on 2nd April 1917, joining the 30th Reinforcement Draft. On his Attestation Paper Leonard simply described himself as a farm hand and gave as his address as c/o Mr G. Barclay, Waverly, Taranaki on the west coast of North Island. I am afraid that is all I have at the moment on his pre-war life in NZ apart from other info on his attestation papers.
We were able to find a very brief mention of him in Laraine Sole’s book Waverley 186-1920 and took a photo of the War Memorial in Waverley which shows his name. Unfortunately we do not hold anything in our archives about Rifleman Tucker. Does this name mean anything to you? If it does, we’d love to hear from you – email firstname.lastname@example.org