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Sydney Howard Tuck

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Sydney Howard AWMM
  • Surname
    Tuck AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    2 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1871 AWMM EnglandUnited Kingdom AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr William Tuck, Crescent Gardens, Bath, England AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Kimberley AWMM
    • Pretoria AWMM
    • 24 May 1900-31 May 1902 Transvaal AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    2 AWMM
  • Military service
    • Middlesex Regiment AWMM
    • Sergeant in the Hawera Mounted Rifles AWMM
    • New Zealand Police AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Tuck left England for New Zealand in June, 1892

    He was promoted to Acting Sergeant-Major at Pretoria on 31 August 1900.

    Departed South Africa on the S.S. 'Orient'. He rejoined the 7 NZMR as Mounted Instructor (Staff Sergeant-Major).

    On returning to New Zealand in January, 1901, Tuck was appointed as Mounted Drill Instructor to the New Zealand Volunteer Forces with the rank of Sergeant-Major. (St Clair Inglis, p.11) AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    23 October 1929 AWMM
    Age 58 AWMM
    NapierHawkes Bay AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    • Park Island Cemetery, off Clyde Jeffrey Drive, Napier, New Zealand AWMM Plot 10, Section 22 AWMM
    • Park Island Cemetery AWMM
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
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