The Soldier's Details
- First Name:
- Regimental #:
- Headquarters Company
- Place of Birth:
- Geraldton, Western Australia
- Father's Name:
- Harry Pickett
- Mothers's Name:
- Margaret Emily Pickett
- Church of England
- Pre-war Occupation:
- Selarang Camp Changi
- ‘A’ Force Burma, Green Force, No. 3 Battalion
- Camps Thailand:
- Camps Burma:
- Victoria Point, Tavoy, Ye, Moulmein, Thanbyuzat, Kendau, Thetkaw, Meiloe, Aunggangaung
- Rakuyo Maru Party, Kumi No. 37 (rescued by USS Pampanito)
- Return Details 1945:
- Saipan‐Guadalcanal-Brisbane-Perth 1.11.1944
Read the story Members of 2/4th nominated for Medal but not awarded.
And the story Surviving the Sinking of the Rakuyo Maru written by Roy Cornford NX44955 of the 2/19th Battalion, courtesy of Peter Winstanley.
Harry’s father Harry Pickett Snr, married Margaret Emily Gorringe at Geraldton in 1915. The following year’s Electoral Roll has Harry and Margaret residing at Geraldton, and Harry is a butcher.
The family at some time after moved to live in the Swan area. Harry Jnr married about 1938 to Kathleen Newman at Swan ie. around the area where they had both grown up. Harry was accomplished pianist.
Harry Pickett died at Shoalwater in 2009 aged 83 years.
- River Valley Road Camp - Singapore
- Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
- Tamarkan, Tha Makham 56k - Thailand
- Aungganaung,105Kilo - Burma
- Kendau, Kandaw, 4 Kilo - Burma
- Meilo, 75 Kilo, 340k - Burma
- Tavoy (Dawei) - river port - Burma
- Thanbyuzayat, 415k - Burma
- Ye - Burma
- Saigon - French Indo China
- Victoria Point, Kawthoung - Burma. \'A\' Force, Green Force No. 3 Btn
- Thetkaw 14 Kilo - Burma