Biography

Birth date: 6 March 1915
Birth place: Australia: Western Australia, Bunbury
Final rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Service number: WX266 - Second World War, 1939-1945
Unit: 57/60th Australian Infantry Battalion

Rolls and Awards

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 57/60th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Collection Items

Photograph

067113

RAVENSHOE, QLD. 1944-07-03. NX376 BRIGADIER D.A. WHITEHEAD, DSO., MC., ED., COMMANDING 26TH INFANTRY BRIGADE (1) CHATTING WITH HIS BATTALION COMMANDERS AFTER HIS INSPECTION OF THE BRIGADE. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- SX10310 LIEUTENANT COLONEL F.A.G. TUCKER, COMMANDING OFFICER, 2/23RD INFANTRY...

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067114

RAVENSHOE, QLD. 1944-07-03. NX376 BRIGADIER D.A. WHITEHEAD, DSO., MC., ED., COMMANDING 26TH INFANTRY BRIGADE (1), CHATTING WITH HIS BATTALION COMMANDERS, AFTER HIS INSPECTION OF THE BRIGADE. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- SX10310 LIEUTENANT COLONEL F.A.G. TUCKER, COMMANDING OFFICER, 2/23RD INFANTRY...

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066956

RAVENSHOE, QLD. 1944-06-19. DURING HIS TOUR OF INSPECTION OF ARMY UNITS IN THE ATHERTON AREA THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF, ALLIED LAND FORCES, SOUTH WEST PACIFIC AREA, VX1 GENERAL SIR THOMAS BLAMEY GBE KCB CMG DSO ED (3) AND HIS STAFF WERE PHOTOGRAPHED WITH OFFICERS OF THE 26TH INFANTRY BRIGADE....

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Timeline

Date of birth 1915-03-06
Career summary 2 1939-11-11 temporary corporal
Date and unit at enlinstment (ORs) 1939-12-03
Career summary 3 1940-03-01 temporary sergeant
Career summary 4 1940-03-01 2lieutenant 28 Mar 1940 (bd
Date commissioned 1940-03-01
Career summary 5 1941-01-27 wounded in action
Career summary 6 1941-09-20 Appointed liaison officer to 19 Brigade
Career summary 7 1942-01-06 captain
Career summary 8 1942-02-15 liaison officer to 6Division
Career summary 9 1942-03-16 Returned to Australia
Career summary 10 1942-04-23 liaison officer HeadquartersNorthern Territory Force
Career summary 11 1942-09-12 - 1942-09-27 Detached for service with Timor Force 5 Aug-21 Aug 1
Career summary 12 1942-11-10 captain 23/21 bn
Career summary 13 1942-12-23 temporary major
Career summary 14 1943-03-07 - 1943-12-01 commanding officer 19th Australian Infantry Training battalion
Career summary 17 1943-12-01 major 2/48th battalion
Appointment 1945-03-13 - 1945-12-04 Battalion: 57/60th; Rank on appointment: major, temporary lieutenant colonel ; Appointed from: 2/48th battalion ; Reason for end of appointment: new command -infantry battalion
Career summary 18 1945-03-13 - 1946-01-17 temporary lieutenant colonel, commanding officer 57/60th battalion
Career summary 20 1945-05-03 lieutenant colonel 16 Aug 45 (bd 1
Career summary 19 1945-07-28 Unit redesignated AIF
Appointment 1945-12-04 - 1946-03-29 Battalion: 7th; Rank on appointment: lieutenant colonel; Appointed from: commanding officer 57/60th battalion ; Reason for end of appointment: new command -infantry battalion /battalion disbanded
Career summary 21 1945-12-04 - 1946-03-29 temporary lieutenant colonel, commanding officer 7th battalion
Appointment 1946-03-29 - 1946-05-23 Battalion: 26th; Rank on appointment: lieutenant colonel; Appointed from: commanding officer 7th battalion ; Reason for end of appointment: demobilised
Career summary 22 1946-03-29 - 1946-05-23 temporary lieutenant colonel, commanding officer 26th battalion
Career summary 23 1946-06-06 Reserve of Officers
Career summary 1 Enlisted 2AIF 3 Nov 1939 2/11th battalion
Career summary 15 (continuing hospital stints due to benign tertian (a type of malaria) Malaria )
Career summary 16 major 9 Dec 1943 (bd to temporary major)
WW2 Service 1 Bardia-Benghazi
WW2 Service 2 Bougainville
WW2 Service 3 New Guinea