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Frederick George Tucker

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Headstone of Marine Frederick George TUCKER GB7499. Andersons Bay RSA Cemetery, Dunedin City Council, Block 80S, Plot 8. Image kindly provided by Allan Steel CC-BY 4.0.

Headstone of Marine Frederick George TUCKER GB7499. Andersons Bay RSA Cemetery, Dunedin City Council …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Frederick George AWMM
  • Surname
    Tucker AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    South African N/N AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1877 AWMM AshburtonCanterbury AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Ashburton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Joshua Tucker (father), Ashburton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 17 February 1900 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    South Africa Timber merchant/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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
    Hospital Diseases , Wounds, South Africa AWMM
    Wounded at Rhenoster Kop ( 29 November 1900) AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Post war returned to Ashburton and then settled in South Africa. Served in WWI in East and West Africa as a captain in the Imperial Forces. Described as fearless among wild animals. Retired in Durban , about 1950. As a young man was noted as a athlete and scientist. Was a freemason. Met Kitchener (Commander in Chief) at Burgersdorf.

    Auckland Museum Boer War "Sieges, Shrapnel and Scalpels" display. Display item is a quotation by F. Tucker

    Died in South Africa

    His father was named Joshua Tucker. AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    • 1962 AWMM
      Age 85 AWMM
      DurbanNatal AWMM
    • 5 February 1973 Allan Steel Cemetery Project
      Age 74 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Andersons Bay RSA Cemetery, Dunedin City Council AWMM Block 80S, Plot 8 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Ashburton Guardian (24 October 1962) AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith (2020-2021). AWMM
      Military Service Record AWMM
    • Stowers, R. (2002). Rough Riders at War: history of New Zealand's involvement in the Anglo-Boer war 1899-1902 and information on all members of the ten New Zealand contingents. Author: Hamilton, N.Z. AWMM
    • This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith (2020-2021). AWMM
    • Ashburton Guardian (Canterbury) AWMM
      24 October 1962 AWMM
    • This record was partially compiled from data kindly provided by Allan Steel Cemetery Project (2020) AWMM

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