Rodney William Samuel (Tuck) TUCKERMAN MM

TUCKERMAN, Rodney William Samuel

Service Numbers: 5097, NX127348
Enlisted: 11 December 1915, Lithgow, New South Wales
Last Rank: Major
Last Unit: 14th Infantry Brigade Headquarters
Born: Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia, 14 March 1898
Home Town: Cremorne, North Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Mudgee Public School, Mudgee New South Wales
Occupation: Bank Manager, Army Officer, Soldier
Died: Natural Causes, Cremorne, North Sydney - New South Wales, Australia, 16 September 1984, aged 86 years
Cemetery: Sackville Reach Historic Cemetery, New South Wales
Row 11 Plot 8. North Ryde, Ryde City, New South Wales, Australia. MEMORIAL ID: 165362685.
Memorials: Bank of New South Wales Roll of Honour Book, Gulgong and Mudgee District Roll of Honor, Portland District War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

11 Dec 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 5097, 17th Infantry Battalion, Lithgow, New South Wales
5 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 5097, 17th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Kyarra, Sydney
5 Jun 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 5097, 17th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '12' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Kyarra embarkation_ship_number: A55 public_note: ''
18 Jul 1917: Honoured Military Medal, Bullecourt (Second), For gallantry and devotion to duty in front of Reincourt on 15 May 1917 in reconnoitring a sap, known to be occupied by the enemy, enabling the exact position of the enemy to be located and the counter attack to be at once launched. Later crossing the line and bringing his Company into communication with the Company on the right and by advancing along the sap held by the enemy and determining that the enemy had retired. He also did excellent work in consolidating the bomb block in the re-captured trench.
14 Sep 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 54th Infantry Battalion
23 Sep 1919: Discharged AIF WW1

World War 2 Service

18 Jul 1942: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (WW2) , Major, NX127348
19 Dec 1943: Discharged Australian Military Forces (WW2) , Major, NX127348, 14th Infantry Brigade Headquarters

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Rodney William Samuel Tuckerman was born on 14th March, 1898, at Mudgee, New South Wales, and is the son of Mr. Charles Henry and Mrs. Gertrude Sarah Tuckerman. He was educated at the Mudgee District School, and joined the Bank’s service at Gulargambone on 27th February, 1914. He was transferred to Portland in September, 1915.

Rodney Tuckerman enlisted in the A.I.F. on 11 th December, 1915, and subsequently became a member of the 54th Battalion. During his service he was promoted to lance-corporal on 10th January, 1917; to corporal on 30th May, and was appointed lance-sergeant on 1st November, and promoted to temporary-sergeant on 27th November, 1917. He received his promotion to second-lieutenant in June, 1918, and as lieutenant in the following September.

For bravery during the Battle of Bullecourt in May, 1917, Rodney Tuckerman was awarded the Military Medal. The official proclamation in the “London Gazette” of 17th July, 1917, was as follows:

“His Majesty the King has been graciously pleased to award the Military Medal for bravery in the field to the undermentioned non-commissioned officer—5097, Lance-corporal R. W. S. Tuckerman, Infantry.”

Source - Bank of NSW Roll of Honour

"Corp. Rodney Tuckerman, M.M. Only son of Mrs. C. H. Tuckerman, of Mudgee, N.S.W. He is only 19 years of age. He led a bombing party "somewhere in France,'' and was awarded the Military Medal for conspicuous gallantry." - from the Sydney Mail 10 Oct 1917 (