JARRETT Hedley Vicas 61941

LEST WE FORGET

Flying Officer Hedley Vicas JARRETT

Service No: 61941
Born: Perth WA, 1 November 1909
Enlisted in the RAAF: 20 January 1942 (at Sydney NSW)
Unit: No. 61 Construction Wing, Morotai
Died: Injuries, Morotai, 7 August 1945, Aged 35 Years
Buried: Ambon War Cemetery, Indonesia
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Alfred and Myrtle Jarrett, of Perth, Western Australia; husband of Gwyneth Joyce Jarrett, of Lower Hutt, Otago, New Zealand.
Roll of Honour: Perth WA
Remembered: Panel 114, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

On 7 August 1945, Flying Officer Jarrett, an Equipment Officer, attached to 14 Airfield Construction Squadron, Morotai, died of self-inflicted gunshot wounds.

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National archives of Australia A705, 166/20/305

Bibliography:

Wilson, D. (David) Always First: the RAAF airfield construction squadrons 1942-1974, Air Power Studies Centre Canberra ACT 2600, 1998