Archie Roye RACKETT

RACKETT, Archie Roye

Service Numbers: 1088, 282469
Enlisted: 14 May 1915
Last Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Last Unit: RAAF Laverton
Born: Glanville, Adelaide, South Australia, 18 February 1896
Home Town: Mount Gambier, Mount Gambier, South Australia
Schooling: Unknown
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Illness, Adelaide, South Australia, 9 October 1953, aged 57 years
Cemetery: West Terrace Cemetery (General) Adelaide, South Australia
Kendrew Oval - Row 8, Site 53
Memorials: Ballarat Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, Meadows Boys Roll of Honour, Meadows War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

14 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1088, 27th Infantry Battalion
31 May 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1088, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Adelaide
31 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1088, 27th Infantry Battalion
11 Nov 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, Australian Flying Corps (AFC)
11 Feb 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant
1 Jun 1918: Imprisoned

World War 2 Service

21 Apr 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, SN 282469
21 Apr 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Lieutenant, SN 282469, RAAF Laverton
10 Mar 1947: Discharged Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Lieutenant, SN 282469, RAAF Laverton

World War 1 Service

Date unknown: Wounded

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Archie was born in Glanville, South Australia on 18th February, 1896

His parents were William Henry RACKETT & Eva Mary JACOB

He married Aida Bertha McNAMARA in Perth, Western Australia in 1922 - 4 known children, Sadie, David, Pauline & Phillip

He served in both WW1 in the Army and WW2 in the RAAF - during WW1 on 1st June 1918 he was taken prisoner of war by the Germans