William Charles TUCKER

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TUCKER, William Charles

Service Number: 1581
Enlisted: 1 July 1915, Keswick South Australia Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 19 February 1896
Home Town: Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Norwood Public School
Occupation: Hardware assistant
Died: Killed in Action, Fromelles, France, 19 July 1916, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery
(II. F. 6.)
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial (South Australia), Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Rose Park M To the Fallen - Burnside District*
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World War 1 Service

1 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Keswick South Australia Australia
12 Jul 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1581, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
18 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, HMAT Geelong (A2)
19 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1581, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)

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Biography

1581 PTE William Charles Tucker 32nd Battalion. PTE Tucker was a member of the 32nd battalion when it attacked the strong German defences at Fromelles. Like many that day he fell behind the German lines and his body was never discovered until the efforts of Melbourne High School teacher Lambis Eglisios discovered a German Mass Grave at Pheasant Wood. The process then began to attempt DNA matching. As a result PTE Tucker’s remains were identified and he is now no longer "Missing in Action". Image Nathan Rohrlach, private collection.

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