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Douglas Haig Tuck

Photograph of Douglas Haig Tuck, 27 (Machine Gun) Battalion, Second World War. Image kindly provided by Michael Tuck (December 2019). Image may be subject to copyright restrictions.

Photograph of Douglas Haig Tuck, 27 (Machine Gun) Battalion, Second World War. Image kindly provided …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Douglas Haig AWMM
  • Surname
    Tuck AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 7853 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    11 May 1917 AWMM ShannonIreland (Eire) AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Post-office, Shannon, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW2 Mr B. Tuck (father), Canada Street, Morrinsville, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mr Benjamin James Tuck (father), Canada Street, Morrinsville, New Zealand. Public - Michael Palmer Tuck - Other relative - 8 August 2016 - Family papers
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • 1940 AWMMHospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Influenza AWMM
    • Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of Benjamin James Tuck and Annie Tuck (nee Shanks). Private Douglas Tuck arrived in Egypt, in February 1940 with the 27th New Zealand Machine Gun Battalion. Prior to his enlistment with the Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Tuck had served with the New Zealand Territorial, Waikato Mounted Rifles for three years. (Adopt an Anzac) AWMM
    • Douglas Haig's pre war occupation, Tractor Operator. Public - Ian Banks - Researcher - 2 December 2020 - research
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About death

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  • Death
    20 May 1941 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    CreteGreece AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Athens Memorial, Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece AWMM

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  • I am trying to determine if Douglas Tuck was the friend of my grandfather's who was killed on Crete in World War Two. All we know about this friend is his name/possible nickname ("Bob") and approximate age (22-24). We also have a photo. My Grandfather, 7405 CPL L.T. Fisher, also served in 27 MG Bn (10 Platoon, 4 Company) and was captured on Crete. Would be awesome if anyone out there has photos for comparison! Cheers, Ross
    Public - Ross - 22 July 2017



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
02 December 2020Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
22 July 2017RossWellington, New ZealandOther
08 August 2016Michael Palmer Tuck.NapierOther relative

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