Roy Ambrose Stuart TUCKER

TUCKER, Roy Ambrose Stuart

Service Number: 6241
Enlisted: 13 November 1939
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 461 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 3 April 1909
Home Town: South Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Motor Mechanic (Fitter)
Died: Flying Battle, Bay of Biscay, Atlantic Ocean, 21 January 1943, aged 33 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England, United Kingdom Panel 197
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Runnymede Air Forces Memorial
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Sergeant, 6241
13 Nov 1939: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, 6241
13 Nov 1939: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, 6241
8 Aug 1941: Embarked Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, 6241, No. 461 Squadron (RAAF)

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Biography contributed by Julianne Ryan

Born 3 April 1909 in Brisbane, Queensland.

Father John Ambrose Tucker and Mother Mary Ellen Tucker (nee Stuart).

Wife: Gladys Acquin Tucker, lived at Buranda, South Brisbane, Queensland.
Daughter:  Wendy Gladys Tucker (b. 17/2/1935)

Described on enlisting 30yrs 7mths old; married;

13/11/1939     enlisted into RAAF, in Coorparoo, QLD
                      place of enlisting Richmond, New South Wales

8/8/1941         embarked from Sydney, NSW for UK, via Vancouver, Canada
21/9/1941       disembarked into UK

26/10/1942     awarded - "Flight Engineer Badge"

1942               Pembroke Dock, Wales. Crew of aircraft "A for Apple" of No. 461
                      (Sunderland) Squadron RAAF based at an RAF Station.

Sergeant in No.461 Squadron

21/1/1943       killed in flying battle, over Bay of Biscay, Atlantic Ocean

No known grave.

His name is commemorated on Panel 197 at the Air Forces Memorial, Runnymede, Surrey, England.

His name is also commemorated on Panel 108 at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT.

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.   6/7/2016.  Lest we forget.