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Bertie Hector TUCKETT

Regimental number6405
Place of birthNathalia, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address18 Pridham Street, Kensington, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, Thomas Tuckett, 18 Pridham Street, Kensington, Victoria
Enlistment date16 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 23 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 January 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Military Medal

'This man acted as Stretcher Bearer throughout the attack on MT. ST. QUENTIN near PERONNE on 1st September, 1918, and displayed a courage and devotion to duty, which were of the highest order. Undeterred by incessant machine gun and shell fire he continued his work of rescuing the wounded, and he worked unremittingly until every casualty was removed from the field. During the operation his Company's trench was heavily shelled by "5.9's" and among the casualties were two wounded men, who had been buried. Though the bombardment still continued TUCKETT without hesitation worked and dug these men out, tended their wounds, and carried them back to safety. His utter disregard of danger was instrumental in saving the lives of many of his comrades.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Discharge date6 July 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Wounded, 4 October 1917; 1 September 1918. Gassed, 22 March 1918.

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death18 May 1966
Age at death74

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