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Francis John TUCKETT

Date of birth1875
Place of birthBeaufort, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationTelegraphist
AddressAlfred Street, Victoria Park East, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation41
Next of kinWife, Mrs Elspeth M Tuckett, Alfred Street, Victoria Park East, Western Australia
Previous military service30th Signal Company
Enlistment date3 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit nameDivisional Signal Company 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/13/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 25 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Divisional Signal Company
Promotions

Lieutenant


Unit: 3rd Divisional Signal Company
Promotion date: 1 September 1916

FateKilled in Action 14 October 1917
Place of burialYpres Reservoir Cemetery (Plot I, Row H, Grave No. 34), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
26
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Postmaster General's Department Roll of Honour, Commonwealth of Australia Building, Perth, Western Australia. Dedicated to 'Officers from Western Australia who gave their lives in the Great War 1914-1918'. Parents: Alfred Curtis and Maria TUCKETT; husband of Mrs. E.M. TUCKETT. Native of Beaufort, Victoria
Medals

Military Cross


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57
Date: 18 April 1918

Family/military connectionsSon: 10854 Sapper Francis Curtis TUCKETT MM, 3rd Divisional Signal Company, returned to Australia, 15 September 1918; Brothers: Captain Lewis TUCKETT MC MM, 4th Divisional Signal Company, returned to Australia, 4 June 1919; 2nd Lt Phillip Samuel TUCKETT, 49th Bn, killed in action, 24 November 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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