Biography of Private John Joseph Tasker (30974)
2nd Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment
Died 31st July 1917


  • Name: John Joseph Tasker
  • Date of birth: 1893
  • Place of Birth: Deeping St Nicholas, Lincolnshire, England
  • Date of Birth Registration: January – March 1893
  • Place of Birth Registration: Spalding, Lincolnshire, England


  • Name: George Tasker
  • DOB: 1862
  • Place of Birth: Gosberton, Lincolnshire, England
  • Occupation: Shepherd on farm


  • Name: Rebecca Hare Wright
  • DOB: 1864
  • Place Of Birth: Spalding, Lincolnshire
  • Marriage: 1883 Spalding District

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)

  • George William Tasker, 1884, Spalding (Died 1888 Age 3)
  • John Tasker, 1886, Spalding (Died 1887 Age 0)
  • Herbert Harry Tasker, 1887, Spalding Died 1904 Age 17)
  • Florence Lilly Tasker, 1890, Deeping St Nicholas
  • John Joseph Tasker, 1893, Deeping St Nicholas
  • Sarah Tasker, 1895, Deeping St Nicholas
  • Maud Mary Tasker, 1898, Deeping St Nicholas
  • Grace Lizzie Tasker, 1900, Deeping St Nicholas


  • 1901: John is living with his parents at Main Road, Deeping St Nicholas, Lincolnshire.
  • 1911:John is living with the Reynalds family at Postland, Crowland, Cambridgeshire. The census gives him an age of 18 and he is listed as a horsekeeper on farm.

Relatives in services

  • None found


  • No marriage for John has been found and because of his age we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.

Newspaper Mentions

  • War Office Weekly Casualty List September 18th 1917
    Tasker 30974 J. J. (Bourne)


  • Grantham Journal Saturday 22nd September 1917
    Missing – Tasker, 30974, J. J., Bourne.

Military Records

Attestation Papers

  • None found

Soldier’s Died In The Great War

  • None found

Pension Records

  • None found

Effects Left To

  • Father George


  • The British Medal
    The Victory Medal


  • UK:
  • Thurlby, Roll of Honour in St Firmins Church


  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
  • None Found

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

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