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Tuker, Francis Ivan Simms (1894-1967)


Photograph of Francis I.S. Tuker

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"Gertie" Tuker commanded 34 Indian Division when war broke out in the Pacific. Transferred to North Africa in 1942, he commanded Indian troops in North Africa and at the battle of Cassino in Italy. He was reposted to the Far East to take command of IV Indian Corps in July 1945, just as the war was winding down.

Service record

1894      

Born
1933
Lieutenant colonel     
Executive officer, 1 Battalion, 2 Gurkha Rifles
1934

Staff officer
1936

Acting commander, 1 Battalion, 2 Gurkha Rifles
1937
Colonel
Commander, 1 Battalion, 2 Gurkha Rifles
1939
Brigadier
Staff officer
1940

Deputy director, Military Training, Army Headquarters India
1939-12     

Director, Military Training, Army Headquarters India
1941
Major general
Commander, 34 Indian Division
1942-1

Commander, 4 Indian Division, Mediterranean Theater
1944
Lieutenant general     
Chair, Frontier Commission, India
1945-1

Commander, Ceylon Command
1945-7     

Commander, IV Indian Corps
1945

Commander, Lucknow District
1946

Commander, Eastern Command, India
1948

Retires
1967

Dies

References

Allen (1984)

Generals.dk (accessed 2011-12-3)
Pettibone (2006)


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