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William TUCKER

Regimental number1669
Place of birthChristchurch New Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinMrs A Tucker, 69 Carlisle Street, Leichhardt, New South Wales
Enlistment date16 December 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A49 Seang Choon on 11 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 9 February 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'For conspicuous devotion to duty during the operations at BROODSEINDE RIDGE east of YPRES on 3rd to 6th Octobrer, 1917. Pte. TUCKER as Company Runner continually carried important messages to Battalion Headquarters and forward positions. At such times he had to pass and return through heavy shell and constant machine gun fire. This was especially the case when going to the forward positions. He carried all messages both day and night quickly and in not one instance did he fail to return with an answer.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsAlso embarked INF4REIN20
Date of death13 June 1948

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