Victor Maurice WHACKETT

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WHACKETT, Victor Maurice

Service Numbers: NX87294, 2/410010
Enlisted: 3 February 1942, Paddington, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR)
Born: Uralla, New South Wales, 4 March 1919
Home Town: Tamworth, Tamworth Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Public school
Occupation: Soldier
Died: Killed in Action, Korea, 22 June 1953, aged 34 years
Cemetery: United Nations Memorial Cemetery, Busan, Korea
Originally interred at Tanggok Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Feb 1942: Enlisted Australian Army (Post WW2), Private, SN NX87294, Paddington, NSW
5 Jun 1946: Discharged Australian Army (Post WW2), Gunner, SN NX87294, 104th Anti Tank (>1943 "Tank Attack") Regiment

Korean War Service

2 Jun 1950: Enlisted Australian Army (Post WW2), SN 2/410010
22 Jun 1953: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Private, 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR)

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Victor Maurice WHACKETT was born in Uralla, NSW on 4th March, 1919

His parents were Thomas WHACKETT & Ada  Agnes ADAMS who married in Uralla in 1900

He served in both WW2  (SN NX87294) where he was a Gunner in the 104 Tank AA Regiment and the Korean War (SN 2410010) where he was a Private with the 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Infantry Corps

He married Hazel Helen HAYSTON in Sydney in 1945

Victor was Killed in Action on 22nd June 1953

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His brother Allan Clifford WHACKETT (SN N297623) served in the Army during WW2 and was discharged on 17th December, 1945 (118 Australian General Transport)

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