• SX10310 Frederick Alfred George 'Fag' Tucker

    Date of birth1911-11-02 Adelaide SA 
    Career summary 1    captain 27th battalion  
    Career summary 2  1940-08-26  enlisted 2AIF 
    Career summary 3  1940-09-02  TFD 2/48th battalion as captain 
    Career summary 4  1940-12-19  arrived Middle East 
    Career summary 5  1941-07-07  wounded in action (Shell/shrapnel wound lt thigh) 
    Career summary 6  1941-07-11  evacuated from Tobruk 
    Career summary 7  1941-09-16  returned to unit 
    Career summary 8  1942-03-31  Mention in Despatches 
    Career summary 9  1942-04-03  major 
    Career summary 10  1942-11-11 - 1942-12-05  course Middle East Tactical School (senior Offr) 
    Career summary 11  1943-01-14  'Combined Operations Course' (Middle East Combined Training Centre?) ? 
    Career summary 12  1943-01-23  GOC's Commendation Card for Gallantry in Action 
    Career summary 13  1943-02-25  Returned to Australia (Melb) 
    Career summary 14  1943-07-22  attached Headquarters 9DivisionCav regiment 4 
    Career summary 15  1943-08-06  arrived New Guinea 
    Career summary 16  1943-10-13  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  1944-02-10  RTA(Bris) ex Finsch 
    Career summary 18  1944-03-30  lieutenant colonel (bd 13 Oct 43) reported 
    Career summary 19  1944-05-02  Mention in Despatches 
    Career summary 20  1945-03-09  Companion of the Distinguished Service Order 
    Career summary 21  1945-04-03  arrived Morotai 
    Career summary 22  c 1945-04-23  arrived Tarakan 
    Career summary 23  1945-12-14  Returned to Australia (Bris) 
    Career summary 24  1946-02-08  relinquished command 2/23rd battalion 
    Career summary 25  1946-03-30  Reserve of Officers 
    Interwar Service 1    27th battalion  
    WW2 Service 1    Benghazi 
    WW2 Service 2    El Alamein 
    WW2 Service 3    New Guinea 
    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.' 

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