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Cyril Glanville TUCKER

Regimental number5293
Place of birthMannanarie, South Australia
OccupationStock agent
AddressCrystal Brook, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21.2
Height6' 0"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinFather, W H Tucker, Railway Terrace, Crystal Brook, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 June 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameConvalescent Depot, Harefield Park, London
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/84/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 17 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 21 May 1919

Military Medal

'For gallantry and devotion to duty. During Active Operations, as N.C.O. in charge of Stretcher-bearers at HAMEL. East of CORBIE on July 4th, 1918 CERISY and MORCOURT East of CORBIE from 8th August to 13th August 1918. Near LIHONS, Est of VILLERS-BRETONNEUX from 16th August to 24th August, 1918. Sergeant Tucker set a fine example to his men under very heavy enemy shell and machine gun fire and bombs. His courage and cheerfulness and organisation of his sector was such that the evacuation of wounded was most successfully carried out and was undoubtedly the means of saving many lives. During the period ......... to 14-9-18 Sergeant Tucker carried out most efficiently the duties of Warrant Officer Nursing duties, "A" Section. This N.C.O.'s fine example under heavy shell fire and adverse weather conditions has been of the greatest value in assisting to maintain the efficiency and moral of this unit. I consider him most deserving of special recognition for period 25-2-18 to 15-9-18.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 75
Date: 17 June 1919

Discharge date9 September 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 6839 Sapper Victor Arthur Alfred TUCKER, 1st Divisional Signal Company, died of wounds, 8 September 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Osterley', 21 May 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 9 September 1919.

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death18 January 1986
Place of burialEnfield Memorial Park, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, TUCKER Cyril Glanville

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