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Wilfred Leslie TUCKER

Regimental number974
Date of birth16 May 1891
Place of birthLilydale, Victoria
SchoolState School Huntly, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCyanider
AddressHuntly PO, via Bendigo, Vic,
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Frances J Tucker, Huntly PO, via Bendigo, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: 7th Battalion
Promotion date: 23 July 1917

Lieutenant


Unit: 7th Battalion
Promotion date: 1 January 1918

FateDied of wounds 26 July 1918
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialTerlincthun British Cemetery (Plot I, Row F, Grave No. 29), Wimille, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
52
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas Joseph and Frances Jane TUCKER, Huntly, Via Bendigo, Victoria. Naqtive of Lilydale, Melbourne
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. He led his men, time after time, against the enemy under intensw grenade and sniper's fire, until only one man of his section remained unwounded. Although wounded himself, he continued to throw grenades for seven hours until wounded a second time.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Date: 14 December 1916

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Wounded, 22-26 Julg 1916; 7 March 1918.

Medals: Distinyuished Conduct Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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