Lieutenant Colonel Frederick Alfred George Tucker

Service number SX10310
Ranks Held Captain, Lieutenant Colonel, Major
Birth Date 02 November 1911
Birth Place Australia: South Australia, Adelaide
Final Rank Lieutenant Colonel
Service Australian Army
Units
  • 2/23rd Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 2/48th Australian Infantry Battalion
Place Adelaide
Conflict/Operation Second World War, 1939-1945
Gazettes Published in London Gazette in 1944-04-27
Published in London Gazette in 1941-12-30
Published in London Gazette in 1945-03-08
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1944-04-27
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1945-03-15

Rolls

  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    2/48th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945
    Rank
    Major
    London Gazette
    27 April 1944 on page 1929 at position 47
    Commonwealth Gazette
    27 April 1944 on page 894 at position 109
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    2/23rd Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
    London Gazette
    08 March 1945 on page 1304 at position 11
    Commonwealth Gazette
    15 March 1945 on page 650 at position 6
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    2/48th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945
    Rank
    Captain
    London Gazette
    30 December 1941 on page 7358 at position 139

Timeline

Date of birth 02 November 1911
Career summary 2 26 August 1940 enlisted 2AIF
Career summary 3 02 September 1940 TFD 2/48th battalion as captain
Career summary 4 19 December 1940 arrived Middle East
Career summary 5 07 July 1941 wounded in action (Shell/shrapnel wound lt thigh)
Career summary 6 11 July 1941 evacuated from Tobruk
Career summary 7 16 September 1941 returned to unit
Career summary 8 31 March 1942 Mention in Despatches
Career summary 9 03 April 1942 major
Career summary 10 1942-11-11 - 1942-12-05 course Middle East Tactical School (senior Offr)
Career summary 11 14 January 1943 'Combined Operations Course' (Middle East Combined Training Centre?) ?
Career summary 12 23 January 1943 GOC's Commendation Card for Gallantry in Action
Career summary 13 25 February 1943 Returned to Australia (Melb)
Career summary 14 22 July 1943 attached Headquarters 9DivisionCav regiment 4
Career summary 15 06 August 1943 arrived New Guinea
Career summary 16 13 October 1943 temporary lieutenant colonel, commanding officer 2/23rd battalion
Appointment 1943-10-13 - 1946-02-08 Battalion: 2/23rd; Rank on appointment: major, temporary lieutenant colonel ; Appointed from: 2/48th battalion ; Reason for end of appointment: demobilised
Career summary 17 10 February 1944 RTA(Bris) ex Finsch
Career summary 18 30 March 1944 lieutenant colonel (bd 13 Oct 43) reported
Career summary 19 02 May 1944 Mention in Despatches
Career summary 20 09 March 1945 Companion of the Distinguished Service Order
Career summary 21 03 April 1945 arrived Morotai
Career summary 23 14 December 1945 Returned to Australia (Bris)
Career summary 24 08 February 1946 relinquished command 2/23rd battalion
Career summary 25 30 March 1946 Reserve of Officers
Career summary 22 c 1945-04-23 arrived Tarakan
Career summary 1 captain 27th battalion
Citations 2 'Lt/Col TUCKER commanded the 2/23 Aust Inf bn during the Finschhafen operation. By his determined and resourceful leadership during the Satelberg campaign and the subsequnet pursuit of the enemy to Sio, was in large measure responsible for the efficient role his battalion played. He was constantly with the most forward elements of his battalion and the complete disregard he showed for his personal safety inspired the confidence of the men under his command.'
Interwar Service 1 27th battalion
WW2 Service 1 Benghazi
WW2 Service 2 El Alamein
WW2 Service 3 New Guinea

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