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Richard Matthews Ruck


Army officer. Brother of Amy Richenda Ruck, the first wife of Francis Darwin. Attended the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. Entered the Royal Engineers, 1871; captain, 1883, major, 1889; lieutenant-colonel, 1896; colonel, 1904; major-general, 1908. Married as her second husband Mary Constance Pedley, widow of Thomas Humphrey Pedley and daughter of John Gully, in 1878. Knighted, 1920.


Ruck 1935

WWW 1929–40.


Ruck, Berta. 1935. A story-teller tells the truth: reminiscences & notes. London: Hutchinson & Co.

WWW: Who was who: a companion to Who’s who, containing the biographies of those who died during the period [1897–1995]. 9 vols. and cumulated index (1897–1990). London: Adam & Charles Black. 1920–96.