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Charles Henry TUCKER

Regimental number3665
Place of birthWycheproof Victoria
AddressWycheproof, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinWife, Mrs Ivy Irene Tucker, Wycheproof, Victoria
Enlistment date11 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll26 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 1 August 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll3665A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 18 February 1919

Military Medal

'At the VAUVILLERS Operations on 9th August 1918, when the final objective had been reached after very severe fighting, and whilst enemy Machine Guns and snipers were very active there were a number of men lying wounded in a very exposed position. Private TUCKER, although not a Stretcher Bearer, rushed out under a very heavy Machine Gun barrage, and succeeded in dressing the wounds of his comrades. He then assisted in removing them to a place of safety, in spite of the fact that by so doing he had to cross over perfectly clear and exposed ground under the direct observation of the enemy. By his prompt and courageous work he undoubtedly saved the injured from further danger, and his action was the admiration of all ranks.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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