Eric Markham Lee Tucker (2/71) was born in Frankston, Victoria on 26 September 1950. He was educated at Frankston High School and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology where he completed a Geology Diploma. Before commencing his National Service he was employed by Metals Exploration as a Geology Researcher. He graduated with Class 2/71 on 7 October 1971 into the RAAOC and was posted to 3 BOD.
Eric had recently joined in with the West Australians at their quarterly luncheons. He passed away on 23 February 2013, aged 62 years. As notices requested donations to the Motor Neurone Disease Association in lieu of flowers it is assumed that Eric suffered from that disease. A Committal service was held at Karrakatta Crematorium, Brown Chapel Service, Railway Road, on Thursday, 28 February 2013 at 9:00am