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28-April-2015
28-April-2015
Photographs supplied by Tom Bird

A plaque placed by the 2/23rd Battalion Association commemorates their commanding officer from October 1943 to September 1945. 

Lt/Col Tucker commanded the 2/23 Aust Infantry Battalion during the Finschhafen operation. His determined and resourceful leadership during the Satelberg campaign and the subsequent pursuit of the enemy to Sio, was in large measure responsible for the efficient role his battalion played.

Location

Address:520 Kiewa Street, St Matthews Church, Albury, 2640
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.080045
Long: 146.915883
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military
Approx. Event Start Date:October-1943
Approx. Event End Date:September-1945
Link:http://www.warmemorialsregister.nsw…

Dedication

Front Inscription

1940 - Albury`s Own -1945
This Plaque Was Placed Here By The 
       2/23rd Australian Infantry
        Battalion Association
                  To Honour
Lt. Colonel F. A. G. Tucker, D.S.O., M.I.D., C.C., E.D.
Who Was Their Commanding Officer
October, 1943 To September, 1945
    Sattleberg, Wareo (P.N.G.) 
         Tarakan (Borneo)
Lt. Colonel Tucker Also Served At Lae,
Finschafen, Tobruk And El Alamein.

 

Source: NRWM, ma
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