Ross Conklin Tucker was born 22 September 1891, Creston, North Carolina, son of William L. Tucker.
After enlistment on June 5, 1917, Ross Tucker was sent to Camp Sevier, SC, for military training. As a member of Company D, 117th Infantry, 30th Division, sailed for France on May 11, 1918. As a member of the American Expeditionary Force, participated in all battles of his command until October 8, 1918, on which date he was killed. He was in action at the time of death near Prémont, France.
Pvt Tucker was initially buried at the American Cemetery, Bony, Aisne, France. Buried at Knoxville National Cemetery, B-16, 3663.
- Rank: Private
- Date of birth: 22 September 1891
- Date of death: 8 October 1918
- County: Carter
- Hometown: Roan Mountain
- Service Branch: Army
- Division/Assignment: 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War I
- Burial/Memorial Location: Knoxville National Cemetery, Knoxville, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar II, Middle Panel
- Sponsored by: Sandra K. Tucker, his grandniece
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