The Soldier's Details
- First Name:
- Nick Name:
- Regimental #:
- ‘C’ Company
- Place of Birth:
- Shardlow, Derby, England
- Father's Name:
- Frederick Ricketts
- Mothers's Name:
- Clara Ellen Ricketts
- Church of England
- Pre-war Occupation:
- Selarang Camp Changi
- ‘A’ Force Burma, Green Force No. 3 Battalion
- Camps Thailand:
- Tamarkan, Non Pladuk, Petchaburi, Kachu Mountain Camp, Bangkok
- Camps Burma:
- Victoria Point, Tavoy, Kendau, Thetkaw, Meliloe, Aungganaung 105km, Khonkan 55km (July 1943)
- Return Details 1945:
- Bangkok-Rangoon by aircraft; Rangoon-Singapore, HMT Highland Brigade; Singapore-Fremantle, H.M. Hospital Ship Karoa
Ricketts was selected in Singapore to work on the Burma end of the Railway with ‘A’ Force Green Force No. 3 Battalion.
Born to Clara Ellen and Frederick Ricketts in 1904 Shardlow, Derbyshire Ernest was baptised at St Laurance, Long Eaton, Derbyshire.
Ernest arrived in Fremantle in November 1922 on board ‘Largs Bay’ aged about 18 years, his occupation was recorded as ‘farm lad’. In 1911 Census he was recorded living with Aunt and Uncle (Burton)l as a 7 year old student.
Note the information included at the bottom of this newspaper item-advising prospective employers.
Ernest Ricketts married about 1937 to Gladys Roberta Alice Williams who had a son Leslie Kenneth Williams.
The above notice was placed in newspaper in April 1942. Gladys Ricketts greatly concerned for the welfare of her husband.
In 1958 the couple were residing at Waroona and remained living here. Ern was much involved with the RSL. The couple had no additional children.
For Anzac Day 1948.
The above was included in the South Western
Advertiser, March 1958.
Ernest Ricketts died 17 December 1967 and buried at Waroona Cemetery. Gladys died 1990 aged 90 years.
- Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
- Non Pladuk, 0k - Thailand
- Petchaburi - Thailand
- Tamarkan, Tha Makham 56k - Thailand
- Aungganaung,105Kilo - Burma
- Kendau, Kandaw, 4 Kilo - Burma
- Khonkan, 55Kilo Hospital 360k - Burma
- Meilo, 75 Kilo, 340k - Burma
- Tavoy (Dawei) - river port - Burma
- Kachau Mountain Camp - Thailand
- Bangkok - Thailand
- Victoria Point, Kawthoung - Burma. \'A\' Force, Green Force No. 3 Btn
- Thetkaw 14 Kilo - Burma