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Arthur Henry Tucker

Name on Board AH Tucker
Name on Service
Arthur Henry  Tucker
Enlistment Age 19
Occupation Driver
Place of Birth Newport, Vic
Next of Kin Arthur C and HannahTucker
Address 77 North Road, Newport, Vic
Marital Status S
Enlistment Date 30/05/1916
Service No. 2766
Enlistment Place Geelong, Vic
Embarkation Place Melbourne
Embarkation Date 2/10/1916
Embarkation Ship HMAT Nestor A71
Unit on Embarkation 60th Australian Infantry Battalion
Date of Death 26/04/1918
Unit on Death 60th Australian Infantry Battalion
Rank on Death Lance Corporal
Cause of Death Died of wounds received 25/04/1918
Place of Wounding/
Cemetery or Memorial Vignacourt British Cemetery, Vignacourt, Picardie, France
Additional Information Arthur Tucker attended North State School. After disembarking in Plymouth, England, Arthur joined his unit in France in January 1917. During 1917 the Battalion saw action during the second battle of Bullecourt, following which it took part in a major battle at Polygon Wood in September. Arthur Tucker received a gunshot wound to his left knee during the defence of Villers-Bretonneux in April 1918. His brother, Charles William James Tucker (2461) was killed in action in France 28/07/1916.  Reported in Williamstown Chronicle: a third brother, Leading Seaman F A Tucker was serving in the North Sea and a fourth brother was serving at the Naval Depot.
Additional References Williamstown Chronicle: Saturday 11 May 1918, page 2 Australian War Memorial Photo P09945.002 60th AIF, Australian War Memorial
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