Thomas Tucker

Date published: 11/12/1894
© Reading Mercury


12th November 1894


          Thomas Tucker, 59, was an iron and steel worker at the Eagle Iron Works in Cheap Street. He had complained on Saturday about a pain in his left side but returned to work Monday morning, apparently in good health. At around 11.30am Thomas was knelt down drilling a hole when James Pyke, foreman, heard him make a strange noise at which point Thomas fell to the floor apparently dying immediately. An inquest into his death was held on the same evening at the Queen's Hotel. Mr Richard Hickman, surgeon, noted that the death was caused by heart failure.


Reading Mercury


Missing years. In  a/c book . Buried 6 November 1894


From “Newbury 365” by Dr. Nick Young ISBN 978-20841-7:2015

Sources:Reading Mercury 12 November 1894

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