George Albert TUCK

Regimental number12/474
Marital statusSingle
Next of kinFather, Charles Tuck, Mount Eden, Auckland
Rank on embarkationPrivate
Enlistment statusVolunteer
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, Main Body, Auckland Infantry Battalion
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on 16 October 1914
The Auckland Infantry Battalion in the Main Body left New Zealand on board two ships, HMNZT 8 ('Star of India') and HMNZT 12 ('Waimana'). It is not possible from the Nominal Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Final rankLieutenant (Temporary Captain)
Final unit2nd Battalion, Auckland Infantry Regiment

Mentioned in Despatches

'For distinguished and gallant services and devotion to duty during the period 16th September 1918, to 15th March 1919.'
Source: London Gazette
Date: 11 July 1919

Mentioned in Despatches

'He commanded a platoon in the raids, (16 officers & 316 other ranks) south of Armentieres and in face of machine gun fire led them to join the assault on the enemy front line and very successfully completed the allotted task. His coolness and spirit in attack was a great example to all near him. He is at all times an energetic Officer, and has the confidence and respect of his men.'
Source: London Gazette
Date: 1 June 1917

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. At Messines on 7th June 1917 after his Company Commander and the next senior Officer had been wounded he took command of the Company and handled it with conspicuous ability. While holding the Line before the Battle of Messines and later on in front of Warenton he executed reconnaissances of great value. He has been in every action in which the Battalion has taken part in France, and previously on the Gallipoli Peninsula and has always shown the greatest courage and skill in leading his platoon. He is the best Platoon Commander in the Battalion.'
Source: London Gazette
Date: 1 January 1918

Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body