TUCKER, REGINALD, Rifleman, No. 1901, 16th (Queen’s Westminster Rifles) The London Regt. (T.F.), only 8. of John Tucker, of “Oakwood,” Chorley Wood Road, Rickmansworth, Cigar Dealer, by his wife, Emma, dau. of Samuel Drake; b. Wimbledon, 13 Sept. 1891; educ. Whitgift School, Croydon. He enlisted on the out- break of war, served in France and Flanders, and was killed in action, 4 Dec. 1914; unm.
He was buried near Burnt Farm, Bois Grenier, France. Capt. Whitmore, commanding D. Coy. The Westminsters, wrote: “I regret to say that your son while sitting in the trench was this morning hit in the head by a bullet, which glanced in through a loop hole above him, and died in half an hour. I can only express my personal sorrow at losing a soldier who has always shown himself an extraordinarily plucky fellow, doing his best to keep down the enemy’s fire even when at its heaviest. We shall always remember him among us as the first man of the Company to fall fighting for England.”
Source : De Ruvigny’s Roll Of Honour Vol 1