Francis Curtis TUCKETT MM

TUCKETT, Francis Curtis

Service Number: 10854
Enlisted: 28 December 1915, Perth, Western Australia
Last Rank: Saddler
Last Unit: 3rd Divisional Signal Company
Born: Coolgardie, Western Australia, 28 July 1899
Home Town: Victoria Park, Victoria Park, Western Australia
Schooling: Victoria Park School
Occupation: Shearer/Bank clerk
Died: Natural causes (lung cancer), P.A. Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, 8 November 1953, aged 54 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: East Victoria Park Bickford Young Mens Club HR, Fremantle National Bank of Western Australasia Ltd. Roll of Honour, Victoria Park War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

28 Dec 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 10854, Perth, Western Australia
25 May 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Sapper, 10854, 3rd Divisional Signal Company, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '6' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Ascanius embarkation_ship_number: A11 public_note: ''
25 May 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Sapper, 10854, 3rd Divisional Signal Company, HMAT Ascanius, Melbourne
4 Oct 1917: Honoured Military Medal, Broodseinde Ridge, ...for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty...
27 Nov 1918: Discharged AIF WW1, Saddler, 10854, 3rd Divisional Signal Company

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Father was Francis John Tuckett, also of 3rd Div Signals. In fact Frank was underage when he was signed up, BY HIS FATHER who was with him from day 1 at Blackboy Hill until his death during 3rd Ypres. Frank attended his funeral.