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James Alfred TUCKER

Regimental number3938
Place of birthNewcastle, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressHamilton, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 5.75"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, R J Tucker, Hamilton Hotel, Hamilton, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date24 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 August 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 February 1918
Discharge date2 May 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 13th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 24 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 1 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 8 June 1916.

Admitted to 12th Australian Field Ambulance, 2 February 1917 (boils); transferred to 4th Division Rest Station, 3 February 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 16 February 1917.

Apponted Lance Corporal, 7 April 1917.

Wounded in action, 11 April 1917 (gun shot wound, left hand), and admitted to 56th Casualty Clearing Station; to 1st General Hospital, Etretat, 13 April 1917; to England, 19 April 1917, and admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Birmingham, 20 April 1917. Discharged on furlough, 15 June 1917, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 29 June 1917.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 28 June 1917; discharged, 13 August 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 47 days.

Marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 13 September 917.

Marched in to No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 24 October 1917.

Marched out to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 1 January 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Balmoral Castle', 1 February 1918; disembarked Sydney, 28 March 1918; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 2 May 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, TUCKER James Alfred

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