Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Barrington Rucker

In memory of:

Private Barrington Rucker

December 4, 1915

Military Service


Service Number:

54234

Age:

22

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment)

Division:

18th Bn.

Additional Information


Son of 0. C. and Juanita M. Rucker, of Bedford, Virginia, U.S.A.

Commemorated on Page 35 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

VI. A. 24.

Location:

Etaples is a town about 27 kilometres south of Boulogne. The Etaples Military Cemetery is to the north of the town, on the west side of the road to Boulogne.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Circumstances of Death Registers– "Died of Wounds" (Gunshot Wound right and left Eyes and Head) at No. 1 Canadian General Hospital, Etaples.

Note that a news article exists in Fort William Daily Times Journal, 14 Jan 1916 titled "Fort William Doctor Takes Bullet From Brain Of Soldier Who Regains Health After Remarkable Operation" relating to Major John G. Hunt and Private Rucker. in the article Pte. Rucker survives. The following keywords are present: Great War ; World War I ; WWI ; Major John G. Hunt ; Fort William resident/doctor ; Army Medical Corps ; Preforms operation on Pte. Rucker ; 18th Battalion ; No.1 Canadian Military Hospital.

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