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Lewis TUCKETT

Regimental number9
Date of birth1 April 1879
Place of birthVictoria Park, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCivil servant
AddressKing Street, Victoria Park, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinMrs Tuckett, King Street, Victoria Park, Western Australia
Previous military service30th Signal Company Army Engineers
Enlistment date25 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit nameDivisional Signal Company 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/11/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A10 Karroo on 20 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Divisional Signal Company
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: 8th Battalion
Promotion date: 1 December 1915

Lieutenant


Unit: 8th Battalion
Promotion date: 10 February 1916

Captain


Unit: 3rd Divisional Signal Company
Promotion date: 15 April 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 4 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'Sergeant TUCKETT was under my command in the 2nd A. I. Brigade Signal Section, and was one of the first to land at ANZAC, and during the first few days while the line was being consolidated he displayed great gallantry in keeping all lines of communication in working order. At CAPE HELLES, during the attack on KRITHIA by 2nd A>I> Brigade, Sergeant TUCKETT again did marvellous work under very heavy shell and rifle fire, maintaining communications throughout under most trying conditions day and night, which necessitated perpetual patrols and subsequent repairs in the open. It was during this engagement that Sergeant TUCKETT displayed great gallantry in carrying a wounded Officer (Captain HOGAN, Brigade Machine Gun Officer) to the rear at great personal risk to himself.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He rendered invaluable service in establishing and repairing communications under heavy fire. He set a fine example throughout to this men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Discharge date14 September 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: Lt Francis John TUCKETT MC, 3rd Divisional Signal Company, killed in action, 14 October 1917; 2nd Lieutenant Phillip Samuel TUCKETT, 49th Bn, killed in action, 24 November 1916; Nephew: 10854 Sapper Francis Curtis TUCKETT MM, 3rd Divisional Signal Company, returned to Australia, 15 September 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Taken on strength, 1st Divisional Signal Company, 25 August 1914; 8th Bn, 23 November 1915; 4th Divisional Signal Company, 9 March 1916; 3rd Divisional Signal Company, 15 April 1917; 4th Divisional Signal Company, 12 August 1918. Re-embarked, 8 May 1918, having returned to Australia, 10 April (?) 1918.

Medals: Military Cross, Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death12 February 1960
Age at death81

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