John Stuart (Suart) TUCKER

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TUCKER, John Stuart

Service Number: 292
Enlisted: 20 August 1914, Morphettville, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Sandergrove, South Australia, 18 August 1891
Home Town: Strathalbyn, Alexandrina, South Australia
Schooling: Sandergrove School, South Australia
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, 2 May 1915, aged 23 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave - Panel 33
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing, Strathalbyn RSL Hall Honour Board, Strathalbyn War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

20 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Morphettville, South Australia
20 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 292, 10th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
20 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 292, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Adelaide
Date unknown: Involvement 10th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography

Former member of Strathalbyn Rifle Club and original member of A Company 10th Battalion "The Fighting 10th"

"LATE PTE. J. S. TUCKER.

Mr. W. J. Tucker, of Sandergrove, has been notified of the death of his son, Pte. John Stewart Tucker, who was reported as missing shortly after the landing at Gallipoli. Many rumours have been current concerning his having been subsequently seen in Egypt and France, but enquiries have never elicited any reliable information. It is now officially stated that Pte. Tucker is reported under the authority of the Court of Enquiry as having been killed in action on May 2, 1915. The young soldier was remarkably active and a fearless and expert horseman. He was generally a competitor in the jumping contests at the various agricultural societies' shows in the southern districts, and was a rider at local race meetings and in the Amateur Steeplechase at Oakbank." - from the Adelaide Observer 18 Nov 1916 (nla.gov.au)

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