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Max Stuart TUCKER, Private

Max Stuart TUCKER, Private

Male 1917 - 1999  (81 years)

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  • Name Max Stuart TUCKER 
    Suffix Private 
    Born 2 Sep 1917  Sandergrove SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Education Edna, Daphne, Thelma & George attended the Finnis Primary School, riding to & fro on horseback. When Max was ready for school their parents brought a horse-drawn vehicle and the children (later including the youngest, John) drove to school in Strathalbyn. Here they were able to buy the fresh bread needed to cut their daily lunches. (ref p83 of Rachel's section of the McDonald family history)  [2
    Military Service 1941  WWII Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    3 Brothers Max & George in the Army and John the air force. Max was in the supply and transport section of the army in Darwin. Fortunately he was released to operate the family farm when his father died in July 1941 so he was not in Darwin when the Japanese bombed there in February 1942. 
    Military Service 1940-1941  WWII Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    TUCKER, MAX STUART Australian Army Service No:SX5176 DOB:2 Sep 1917 at STRATHABYN, SA
    Enlisted:12 Jun 1940 Enlisted:STRATHALBYN, SA
    NOK:TUCKER, THELMA Discharged:4 Dec 1941 with Rank Private Posting at Discharge 8 DIV AM SUB PK 2 AIF 
    Occupation Victor Harbour SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Carpenter 
    Occupation 1945  Sandergrove SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Farmer at 'Kentucky Grange' : Max's father died in 1941, during the war when Max was in the army. He was released from armed service to help Rose and Thelma run family farm, 'Kentucky Grange. The property was sold in March 1945 
    Died 21 Feb 1999  Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I-6146  Christina and Donald McLean
    Last Modified 26 Apr 2019 

    Father Walter George Ewen TUCKER,   b. 20 Feb 1879, Sandergrove SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1941  (Age 62 years) 
    Relationship -1996 
    Mother Mary Jane (Jinnie) NESS,   b. 2 Nov 1883, Encounter Bay SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1931  (Age 47 years) 
    Relationship -1996 
    Married 25 Mar 1908  Finnis SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Rev Rolfe was the marriage celebrant at 'Glenkeith' Finnis River SA
    Family ID F-1996  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Gladys ANDERSON,   b. 24 Mar 1916, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 30 Jan 1954  Victor Harbour SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. EJ T
     2. SM T
    Last Modified 12 Jun 2016 06:11:58 
    Family ID F-2024  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    0459 - Sandergrove school in ruins in 1973.jpg
    0459 - Sandergrove school in ruins in 1973.jpg

  • Sources 
    1. [S-75] http://www.genealogysa.org.au requires login, 19.1.2017 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      born;1917 father;Walter George Ewen TUCKER, mother;Mary Jane NESS at Strathalbyn SA, RegNo.5A/364 Followup may be required for more detail to generalise this evidence. No other known/offered/found evidence to date.

    2. [S-3] FS BRB - 'Donald & Christina McLean & Their Descendants', 1995, The BRB has a good index for each individual. Copies of the BRB available Strathalbyn National Trust Museum & Library, several libraries around Australia including State Library SA, and Western Australian Genealogical Society Bayswater WA Request assistance for locating a copy through 'Contact us' on this website. .

    3. [S-77] http//:www.ww2rolls.gov.au, http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/Veteran.aspx?ServiceId=R&VeteranId=1057937, 16 Feb 2018 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      all information provided in details section

    4. [S-75] http://www.genealogysa.org.au requires login, 19.1.2017 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      Source 'The Advertiser' death of TUCKER,Max Stuart 21 Feb 1999 Followup may be required for more detail to generalise this evidence. No other known/offered/found evidence to date.
      As the advertiser is based in Adelaide SA;Author offers guesstimate (until family member able to edit if necessary)

    5. [S-75] http://www.genealogysa.org.au requires login, https://www.genealogysa.org.au/user-details/product/uid-554285/coid-1/cid-2/request_data-%7B/quot;option-/quot;--/quot;com_search-/quot;,-/quot;Itemid-/quot;32-/quot;surname-/quot;steer-/quot;check-/quot;1-/quot;gname-/quot;lucy_doreen-/quot;year-/quot;-/quot;range-/quot;0-/quot;cusearch-/quot;Search-/quot;__utmc-/quot;175478836-/quot;__utmz-/quot;175478836_1509200000_157_3_utmcsr-google%7Cutmccn=(organic)%7Cutmcmd=organic%7Cutmctr=(not%20provided)/quot;a4bd3f58e9df756191d0f96ccbc0b1ee-/quot;e7015a7d200526083314a342d63ff4c5-/quot;__utma-/quot;175478836_1713450304_1501589010_1515944819_1515975714_353-/quot;%7D-.html, 16 Jan 2018 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      Walter George Ewen
      Groom Last Name: TUCKER
      Bride Given Name(s): Mary Jane
      Bride Last Name: NESS
      Marriage Date: 1908, March 25
      Marriage Place: Res of R J Ness Finniss
      Groom Age: 29
      Groom Approx. Birth Year: 1879
      Groom Marital Status: S
      Groom Father: Walter John TUCKER
      Bride Age: 24
      Bride Approx. Birth Year: 1884
      Bride Marital Status: S
      Bride Father Name: Robert John NESS
      District: Strathalbyn
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      Book/Page: 234/708