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Rodney William Samuel TUCKERMAN

Regimental number5097
Place of birthMudgee New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank clerk
AddressBank of NSW, Portland, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, G Tuckerman, Gladstone Street, Mudgee, New South Wales
Enlistment date11 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 5 June 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll54th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 June 1919

Military Medal

'Lance Corporal TUCKERMAN went forward and reconnoitred a sap which was known to be occupied by the enemy during the attack made by the enemy on the position of this Battalion in front of REINCOURT on 15.5.17. The information brought back by him enabled the exact position of the enemy to be located and the counter attack to be at once launched. TUCKERMAN later faced the enemy fire in crossing a part of the line where men had already been killed, and brought his Company into communication with the Company on the right. he then advanced further along the sap held by the enemy and brought back the news that the enemy had retired. He did excellent work in consolidating the bombing block in the re-captured trench.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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