Albert John Ruck 1894 – 1948
Albert was born on 4th March 1894 in Paddock Wood, to parents Sidney William and Mary Ann Ruth (née Athawes).
In 1901 they were living in Folkestone, with two of his sisters working as dressmakers and two younger brothers.
By the time of the 1911 Census the family was living at 4 Whittington Terrace and Albert’s occupation was given as a carpenter. He joined the Amalgamated Society of Carpenters & Joiners in June 1914, stating that he had worked for five years in the trade.
There are several men with the name Albert J or Albert Ruck but to date it has not been possible to trace Albert’s records with certainty. The most likely candidate is Albert John Ruck, service no. 103690, who was a sapper and then lance corporal in the Royal Engineers. If correct, his War records appear not to have survived so confirmation is difficult. His brothers, Frederick Sidney and Robert Henry, also both served in WW1.
Albert married Mabel Ward in Dover in December 1919, by licence, and in 1939, they were living in Garibaldi Road, Dover, with Albert working as a carpenter, “Clerk of Works War”.
He died in Folkestone in 1948, aged 54.