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Frederick W. Tucker

Private

8th Batt.

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Quercus Palustris
  • Planted By: Miss B. Guy
  • Plaque: 2731

Additional Info

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Biography

Frederick William Tucker was born in Wycheproof, VIC and was a Labourer in Ballarat when he enlisted in the 8th Battalion, 21st Reinforcement on 25 May 1916 at the age of 33. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 2 October 1916. While in England he incurred the displeasure of his superiors and was charged with ├Žneglect of duty in that he allowed dirty dishes and mess tins to remain in the hut', for which he was confined to camp for three days. In February 1917, he moved across to the battle front in France to serve with the 8th Battalion. On September 23rd 1917 he was wounded, suffering a gunshot wound to his right knee. He was evacuated to hospital in England where it was determined that he should be returned to Australia. He returned on the Kenilworth Castle and was discharged on June 26th 1918, two years to the day after he enlisted.
Tree No. 2731

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour