PITTS TUCKER, CECIL MORTIMER, Lieut., 1st Battn. Highland Light Infantry, 2nd s. of William Edwin Pitts Tucker, of Crosslands, near Barnstaple, Solicitor, by his wife, Violet Emily, dau. of Edmund Tattersall; b. Barnstaple, 12 April, 1890; educ. Ellerslie, Fremington, Devonshire; Charterhouse, and Sandhurst; gazetted 2nd Lieut. 1st H.L.I. 20 April, 1910, and promoted Lieut. 18 Dec. 1912; was an extra A.D.C. to Sir James Meston, Lieut.- Governor of the United Provinces, India, Oct. 1912, to March, 1913; left for France with the Sirhind Brigade, Lahore Division, Indian Expeditionary Force, Sept. 1914; and was killed in action at Festubert, on the morning of 20 Dec. following; unm.
His Commanding Officer wrote: He was as fine a soldier as one could wish to see and a true and affectionate comrade, and he met his soldier’s death just in the manner all who knew him, knew he would.”
Source : De Ruvigny’s Roll Of Honour Vol 1