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Reginald Wynn Rucker


Reginald Wynn Rucker born 27th December 1854 in Clapham, Surrey. Attended Clifton College from 1868-1874. Head of School May 1874. Brasenose College, Oxford. Oxford Blue in 1874 (20-a-side) and 1876 (15-a-side). He missed the 1875 Varsity rugby match owing to an accident. He joined Clifton RFC in 1873-74.

Above rule book from October 1873-74 with R.W.Rucker listed as a Member.

Back Row (L-R): J.H.Moubray, C.C.Atkinson, M.Macmillan, H.Brembridge, C.Phillips. Middle Row: J.James, J.Forman, R.W.Rucker, R.B.Gaisford. Front Row: F.W.Champneys, J.H.Bainbrigge, T.W.Wall, F.H.Lee, W.H.Cornish, A.C.Sim.

Above Oxford XV of 1876 with Reginald Wynn Rucker.

Above Rucker in a Oxford University Polo match. Believed to be 1877. Believed to be ChristChurch College v Brasenose College.

1861 Clapham. Father Daniel H Rucker, a Colonial Broker. Mother Mary A. Rucker born Ireland.

1871 Clifton College. Boarded with Walter Fairbanks

1881 Oak Cottage Eliot Bank Forest Hill, Lewisham, London, Commercial Cleak/Metal Trade) wife Francis Mary Harrod also Oxford graduate married March 1881 Wandsworth, Surrey

1891 ?

1901 Metal Merchant Reeves, Chipstead, Surrey. Married to Frances M. 3 children, 2 visitors and 8 servants.

On March 29th 1924 the funeral took place of his eldest son Frank W. Wynn Rucker at All Saints, Ascot. He was only 36 years old and died of heart failure after pneumonia.

Above All Saints, Ascot.

He is listed in the 1947 Clifton College Register as being Joint Manager of the British Metal Corporation. The British Metal Corporation was formed at the end of the Great War as a state-sponsored corporation to conduct the development of the nonferrous metals industry on behalf of the British state.

He read Law at Oxford but became a Partner in the firm of Messrs. Henry Rogers, Sons & Co., Metal Merchants, 85 Gracechurch Street. His home addres is listed as 113 Kenilworth Court, Putney, SW. Later he became Managing Director of Henry Rogers.

6 weeks after the death of his eldest son Reginald Wynn Rucker died on 14th May 1924. It was initially announced in The Times on 20th May

The death is announced of Mr.R.W.Rucker, one of the joint managing directors of the British Metal Corporation.

and on 21st May 1924 in the same publication it said.

Mrs.R.W.Rucker and her son and daughter wish to express their deep gratitude for the letters of sympathy and the beautiful flowers which they received in their recent sorrow. They hope later to be able to acknowledge them individually.

His 2nd son Reginald Franklin Wynn Rucker announced his engagement to Marian Susie Blundell in The Times on May 26th 1949. She was the elder daughter of the late Harry Blundell, M.Inst.C.E.., and of Mrs Blundell, of Rugby, formerly of Welford Manor, Northamptonshire.