Victor Maurice WHACKETT


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


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