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Anthony Roy Tucker

‘J Section First Echelon Divisional Signals 2nd NZEF.' The photograph features Captain S.F. Allen, who originally commanded the J section.Second from right back row, is Sergeant Arthur S Helm, Helm Point in Antarctica is named after him. Sergeant Anthony Roy Tucker, third row, third from left, He was the last surviving signalman from the Second World War. Image kindly provided by Holms family (June 2020). Image may be subject to copyright restrictions.

‘J Section First Echelon Divisional Signals 2nd NZEF.' The photograph features Captain S.F. Allen, w …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Anthony Roy AWMM
  • Surname
    Tucker AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 4744 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    21 June 1915 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
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  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Post office, Porongahau, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mr L. Tucker (father), 93 Limerick Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
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  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
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    WWII 4744 AWMM
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  • Death
    28 May 2015 AWMM
    Age 100 AWMM
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  • Obituary
    Published in Rotorua Daily Post, May 30 2015
    TUCKER, Anthony (Roy). Service No: 4744 Rank: SGT Unit: Div Sigs, 2NZEF Passed away peacefully at home in Rotorua on Thursday 28th May 2015, in his 100th year. Dearly loved husband of the late Joan. Loved father and father-in-law of Sally and Dick, the late Stephanie, Mike and Janet, and Natalie and Buzz. Treasured Grandpa and Great Grandpa. A Service to Celebrate Roy's Life will be held in the Rotorua Crematorium Chapel, Sala Street, on Tuesday 2nd June at 11:00am. All communications to The Tucker Family C/- PO Box 926, Rotorua. FDANZ AWMM
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    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    WW2 1: WW2 184 AWMM

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