27 November 1915
Blyth. November 24. Regret was expressed -when it became known that Private Leslie Everard Tucker, of the 10th Battalion, 5th Reinforcements, had died on November 18 from wounds received in action on October 12. Following the last report received, to the effect that he had disembarked at Malta and was progressing satisfactorily, the sad news came as a great shock, and much sympathy is felt for the bereaved family. At all the business establishments on Wednesday flags were flown at half-mast, out of respect to the first Blyth volunteer who has given his life for King and country.
Private Tucker was the second son of Mr. and Mrs. James Tucker, of Blyth, and spent his twenty-fourth birthday at the front. He was born in this district and had lived here practically the whole of his life. He was the first local volunteer to answer the call to the colors. He was connected with the firm of R. Buzacott & Co. for eight years and was prominent in football and other sporting circles. He was secretary of the Chess and Draughts Club and was a foundation member of the Loyal Blyth Lodge, I.O.O.F., M.U., of which he passed through all the offices.
1915 'BIOGRAPHICAL PARTICULARS.', Chronicle (Adelaide, SA : 1895 - 1954), 27 November, p. 38, viewed 13 June, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article87232721