Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.
Andrew Ernest Tuckley was born in Bridgnorth and was baptised at St Mary Magdelene on 28th May 1876, the son of William and Emily. His family lived for many years at the Waterworks where William was the engineer responsible for running the pumping engine.
Ernest moved away from Bridgnorth, settling on the South coast where he married Gertrude Triggs in 1899. By 1911 he was living in Southsea and working as an upholsterer.
Ernest served with the 7th Batallion Kings Shropshire Light Infantry from the start of their service in France in September 1915. During his time with the battalion, it took part in actions in the Ypres salient and on the Somme. Ernest was killed in action on 26th September, 1917, the first day of the Battle of Polygon Wood. He is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial – one of the memorials to the missing in the Ypres Salient.
CSM Tuckley, 14414, WO2, was awarded the Victory and British Medals and the 15 Star. His death was reported in the Bridgnorth Journal on 20th October, 1917.
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