Private Joseph Lucas Tuppen

© Royston Williamson 2015

Thank you to Margaret Dennis for the following research.

Joseph Lucas Tuppen was born in Dorking on 17th November 1879, the son of Joseph Lucas and Mary Ann.

Joseph Lucas Tuppen snr was born in Capel near Dorking. In 1871 he was living in Hampstead Road, Dorking, before marrying Mary Ann Hines in 1875. Joseph jnr had two sisters, Agnes and Susan. The family lived at 2 Orchard Road, Dorking before moving to Kingston.

Joseph jnr  married Kathleen Horkins, and they moved to Canada in 1906. They are recorded in the census of Canada in 1911. At that time they were living in the York South District of Toronto, in Ontario province. Joseph was working as a builder.

After the outbreak of war, he signed up for the 116th Overseas Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. His sign-up papers show he had already served for 3 years in the Scots Guards regiment.  His religion was Catholic, he had fair hair and  grey eyes, and was 5 foot 9inches tall. 

On 18th April 1918 aged 37, Joseph died of his wounds. He was buried in St Sever Cemetery, Rouen, France in plot P. VII. M. 11B.

His father Joseph Lucas Tuppen senior lived in Dorking until his death in 1929, and was buried in Dorking Cemetery.

Born Dorking, Surrey
Lived Toronto, Canada
Son of Joseph Lucas and Mary Ann (nee Hines) Tuppen
Husband of Kathleen Horkins
Regiment 18th Battalion. Western Ontario Regiment
Number 408081
Date of Death 18th April 1918
Place of Death France
Cause of Death Died of wounds
Age 37
Cemetery St Sever Cemetery,
Rouen, France

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