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Eric Roach TUCK

Regimental number6254
Place of birthTerowie South Australia
AddressTerowie, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Alfred Robert Tuck, Terowie, South Australia
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameAustralian Stationary Hospital 1, Reinforcement 11
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/70/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 11 May 1919

Military Medal

'In the operations at WESTHOEK, East of YPRES on 4th October 1917 this man, whilst bearing in a squad, showed great bravery and devotion to duty under very trying circumstances, under shell and machine gun fire, in pouring rain, and knee deep mud. He carried again and again through the heaviest curtains of enemy fire and though wounded in the neck, remained on duty. Pte. TUCK set a high standard of courage and endurance and cheeriness, and was of invaluable use in evacuation of wounded.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

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